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Introduction to Information Technology, 2nd Edition by ITL Limited ITL Education Solutions Limited

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Chapter 1

Computer Basics

 

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This chapter lays a foundation for one of the most influential forces available in modern times, the computer. A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions, which tells the machine what to do. It is capable of accepting data (input), processing data arithmetically and logically, producing output from the processing, and storing the results for future use. The chapter begins with the characteristics, evolution, and various generations of computers. The discussion also explores the classification of computers and their features. The chapter concludes with an overview on basic computer ...

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