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    Johns parents decided to buy a computer which can help John with his work at college and home. As an IT Manager I can help Johns parents to choose the right computer and what is needed to support his courses and hobbies.

    3 star(s)

    He also needs to have Microsoft publisher- or word 2007 to produce his leaflets for the local conservative party. The computer is useful for his ICT skills as he can learn many new things which are important for his ICT course. He should use all the suites which he uses in college. To help John with his art course he should look at different software which he can use to develop his art skills, the internet is also useful for the course because he can download the software he needs and test it for some time. At his free time at home he should be allowed to do his favourite things he wants to do.

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    Hardware and Software -IT

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    Even the colour and contrast isn't as good, which has dull pictures. For JJ party Planners, the best monitor would be a TFT because it takes up less space and makes less noise. The sales assistants won't damage the screens or need high quality pictures so a TFT monitor would be fine as it doesn't cost too much now. The system is more than fast enough, since the formulae in my spreadsheet are quite simple and don't need a lot of computer power. The data used will only take up about 1 GB so the disk space of 320 GB on the Dell is more than enough for the staff at JJ Party planner so save details and other information on the system.

    • Word count: 1655
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    Using a PC Correctly and Safely

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    Viruses A virus is a program that corrupts data; it can spread from file to file or computer to computer. E-mails: As well as text, it is also possible to send other files via e-mail - these are called attachments. For example, you could e-mail a picture or a music file to a friend. Unless you are expecting to receive an attachment, treat any you receive with suspicion as it is easy to get a virus from an infected attachment.

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    "VHS is dead, long live DVD".

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    This obviously means that the way we view films, music etc is getting smaller and also means that it will continue to decrease in size. Even though a video is larger than a disc it does not mean that it holds more memory, in fact a disc holds seven times more memory than a video, which is the main reason the DVD has taken on. The word 'Digital' has great benefit over the VHS because videos are predominantly analogue and all DVDs are digital.

    • Word count: 983
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    Comparison of two computers

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    The solo has a 40Gb hard drive compared to the ProSentia, which has a 20Gb hard drive, the size of the hard drive is important because this stores all of the programs and work files.

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  • Discuss how hard ware and soft ware of a C.P.U (central processing unit) could help a supermarket like Tesco.

    "3.0 Conclusion In this world of hardware and software it can help a growing chain store like Tesco by: - The checkouts don't just need keyboards to input the information of the products that people purchase you can use sensors or scanners, OMR, OCR and MICR. A supermarket could also use RAM and ROM. They could use the RAM for deals of the day, which are a one-day off, and the ROM to store the prices of the entire product in the shop. At Tesco they would use printers to print the receipt and use speaker to send messages to employees and customers; they can use a monitor/VDU to see the prices of the products that are being purchased. In the3 supermarket the security could use a joystick to move cameras around in the shop. They can use a microphone to tell customers the special deals of the day or week and they could use digi cams to find thieves. The supermarket would use ports on their checkouts to connect the receipt printer and the MICR to the main computer and cables would connect all of these and sometimes they might use USB."

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