Tuesday, November 27, 2007

List 7 layers of OSI Models

6.Data Link(Network Access)

6 Components Of Network


Two Internat Broswers

2.Net Scape

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Types of Different formats




Monday, November 5, 2007

What is Application Software?

1. List 4 categories of Application Software.
Graphics and Multimedia
Home Personal/Educational

2.List 2 software names for each sub-category of business software.
Word Processing: Microsoft word and Word Perfect
Spreadsheet: Quatro Pro and Excel
Data Base: Microsoft Access and My SOL
Presentation: Microsoft Power Point and Freelance

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

IT Foundations

1.What is the most well known business software suit?
Microsoft Office is the most well known software suite.

2.What Software are in it?
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft words, etc.

3.What is another software suite?
Micromedia is another major software suite.

4.List the software in it?
Flask, Dream Weever, Extention Manager, Fire works, Flash Player,and Free hand.

5.Are there any significant difference between the 2 suite?
One is using pictures, videos, and animation while the other is using information and things of that sort.

Friday, October 26, 2007

IT Foundations

1. What is System Software?
System Software is a generic term referring to any computer software which manages and controls the hardware so that application software can perform a task.

2.What is Application Software?
Application software is a subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly and thoroughly to a task that the user wishes to perform.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Identify what are Peripherals?

First off a Peripheral is a piece of computer hardware that is added to a host computer in order to expand its abilities. More specifically, the term is used to describe those devices that are optional in nature, as opposed to hardware that is either demanded or always required in principle. 7 different types of Peripherals are

2. Printers
4.Video Captuer Cards
7.Game Pads

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

IT Foundations

1.What is Sound Card?
Is a computer expansion card that facilitates the input and output of audio signals to from a computer under control of computer programs.

2. List 2 brands of speakers, and 1 model of each.
The Monsoon brand/originally associated with OEM-sourced automotive audio speaker systems, notably supplied on a number of General Motors products and then later expanded onto other manufacturers such as Volkswagen.
Leslie Speakers/ loudspeaker used to create special audio effects utilizing the Doppler effect.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


6. Are there special equipment needed for these 2 formats?

7. What are the advantages and disadvantages for each format?
Blu-ray holds a lot of Gb but cannot hold a lot of material on 1 disc.
HD-DVD can hold a lot of material but is only 45GB.

8. What are the supporters for each format?
Blu-ray-sony,samsung, Dell,Panasonic,and Hp.
HD-DVD-Toshiba,NEC,disney, paramont and engadget.

9. What is the competition between VHS and Betamax?
To see which one was the best.
a.Who won that competition?
VHS won.
b.What lessons are to be learned?
Plan your marketing well.

10. In your opinion, who will win the competition between HD-DVD and bluray?why?Victory from business or technology Perspective?
HD DVD, because their technology is better, and technology.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

IT Foundations

1. Which two companies are developing the two competing formats?
Sony is Blu-ray dvd and Toshiba is HD-DVD.

2. Which is the history of these two companies?
Companies are working on thesr formats sony is working on Blu-Ray and toshiba is working with HD_DVD.

3. What technology is used to work on the formats?

4. What is the major differnce between the new technology and the traditional DVD technology?
Old technology hold up to 9GB and new technology go up to 50GB.

5. What are the differences between the 2 formats?
HD-DVd and bluray hold a different amount of GB. HD-DVD holds 45GB and Blu-ray holds 50gb.

Friday, September 14, 2007

IT Foundations

1.A sound card (also known as an audio card) is a computer expansion card that facilitates the input and output sound under control of computer programs.

2.A video card, (also referred to as a graphics accelerator card, display adapter, graphics card, and numerous other terms), is an item of personal computer hardware whose function is to generate and output images to a display.

3.A network card, network adapter or NIC (network interface card) is a piece of computer hardware designed to allow computers to communicate over a computer network.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

IT Foundations

1. What is Legacy Card?
An older expansion board such as ISA.An ISA expansion board that did not have the Plug and Play capability built in. Up until 1995, all ISA cards were legacy cards.

2. What is Plug and Play?
The ability to add a new component to a system and have it works automatically without having to do any technical analysis or manual configuration.Also a standard from Intel for peripheral expansion on a PC. On starting up the computer, Plug and Play causes the necessary IRQ, DMA and I/O address settings for the attached peripheral devices to be configured automatically.

3. What is Driver?
A hardware device (typically a transistor) that provides signals or electrical current to activate a transmission line or display screen pixel. Also called a "device driver," it is a program routine that links the operating system to a peripheral device. Written by programmers who understand the peripheral hardware's command language and characteristics, the driver contains the precise machine language necessary to perform the functions requested by the application.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

IT Foundations

1.What is Com Port?
A combinatinof 1/0 address and IRQ assigned to a serial port.

2.What is LPT Port?
A combination of 1/0 address and IRQ assignes to a parallel port.

Friday, September 7, 2007

IT Foundations

1.What is expansion Slot?
A socket on the motherboard that accepts an expansion card.

2.What is ISA?(Industry Standard Architecture)
Was a computer bus standard for ISM compatiable computers.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


!.What is a Motherboard?
A central or primary circiut board making up a complex electronic system.

2.What is BIOs?
Basic Input/Output System
Basic Integrated Operating System

3.What is Firmware?
A computer program that is embedded in a hardware device.

4.What is Flash ROM?
(Flash Memory)
Non-violatile computer memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.

Friday, August 31, 2007

What are the different types of RAM?

1.Dynamic Random Access Memory
Is made up of large arrays of vey small capacitors.

2.Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
Speed measured in MHz

3.Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
A type of synchronous dynamic Ram designed by the Rambus Corporation.

4.Double-data-rate Synchrounous Dynamic Random Access Memory
A class of memory integratde circuit used in computers.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Two or more computers connected together via communications media and devices.

the most widely known network is the Internet.

Components Of a Mother Board

1.What is a CPU or a Processor?
A CPU is a electronic device that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer.

2.What are the well-known models of each make?

3.What are the 2 popular makes of CPU?
Intel and AMD

4.What are the generations of CPU?

5.What are the most current models of Intel? What is the speed of it?
Dell and HEWETT packard.
Speed 502.11 bytes.

Monday, August 27, 2007

It Technology

1.What is R.A.M?
Random Access Memory stores one and zero's and feed them to the CPU.

2.What is Bit?
One binary digit.

3.What is Byte?
Eight binary digits.

4.How do we show one thousand byte?

How about a million?
1MB=1024 k=1,048,576