The Computer System
All the different parts of a computer - including the devices you plug into it and the programs installed on it - are known collectively as a computer system.

  • All of the electrical or mechanical parts of the computer are known as hardware. A hardware device which is not part of the computer itself, such as a printer, is a peripheral.
  • Programs which run on the computer - like a word processor or a game are known as software.

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