Toshiba Z930-S9311 Manual De Usuario

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Glossary
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cache—A section of very fast memory in which frequently used 
information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from 
cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. 
See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache.
CD—An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM.
CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory)—A form of high-
capacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for 
reading data. See also CD. Compare DVD-ROM.
Central Processing Unit (CPU)—The chip that functions as the “brain” 
of the computer. It takes information from outside sources, such as 
memory or keyboard input, processes the information, and sends the 
results to another device that uses the information.
character—Any letter, number, or symbol you can use on the computer. 
Some characters are non-printing characters, such as a paragraph 
break in a word-processing application. A character occupies one 
byte of computer storage.
Charm/Charms—Start screen icons that slide out from the right side of 
the screen and direct you to various Windows
®
 functions.
chip—A small piece of silicon containing computer logic and circuits for 
processing, memory, input/output, and/or control functions. Chips 
are mounted on printed circuit boards.
click—To press and release the pointing device’s primary button without 
moving the pointing device. In the Windows
® 
operating system, this 
refers to the pointing device’s left button, unless otherwise stated. 
See also double-click.
color palette—A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that 
can be displayed on the screen at a particular time.
compatibility—The extent to which computers, applications, or devices 
can work together harmoniously, using the same commands, 
formats, or language as another.
configuration—(1) The collection of components that make up a single 
computer system. (2) How parts of the system are set up (that is, 
configured).
controller—A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer 
to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives, 
monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers.
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