For most kids, fortunate enough, to grow around a computer, this machine is not such mistery. But what if I just left the lovely and quiet village house of my grandparents and joined the world of computers. Well the computer is nothing more than information exchange machine, just like the TV, but with much more options and involving both sides. For a regular person, the computer is useful for Communication like internet, Creativity like writing, drawing, singimg and Leisure like playing games, watching movies and listening to music. And even if one day computers drive the cars and run construction machines, it is the peripheral device, which do the job, and the computer yet rely informations on the necessary device. In other words, the computer is powerful, as powerful the peripheral devices and hardware it have.
1. So the first task in this small fun test is to recognize a picture of a personal computer. Simply said, a personal computer have 3 main parts. Imput devices, like keyboard and mouse. Output device, like monitor and speakers. And a metal box, containing mystery gadgets. It is very sad to see this box in the legs of the bureaucrats, kicking it the whole day, and pestering the IT support to use the magic wand and fix it. There are one more picture of a stove, a laundry and a mower. Although they 3 may be computerized, they are definately not a personal computer. The right answer is this nice medium class desktop computer. It is not like those from the advertisements for gaming computers, which looks like alien space ships.
2. The next big question, which every rookie is asking from time to time, is from where to turn on and off the computer. Don't laugh please, I'm still from those forgotten village and this is my first IT class. To turn the computer on we search for a big round or square button somewhere on the Box(not the monitor or keyboard) and press it and hold it for a second gently. Hit your turn on button fast and violent and we will meet soon in the workshop. In most cases this button have the same picture, as a TV or remote control have for turning on and off - a circlet with a vertical line on top. Now to turn off a personal computer, sometimes require a computer mastery. Always try to turn off a computer from the Shut Down option of the operation system
. If it is not working, wait until no other sound, than fans, is heard from the Box and press the on/off button. If on laptop, hold the button for a little longer 2-5 seconds. The last resort should be unplugging the power supply, it is not recommended for number of reasons. So in this second task, the picture with the button is the right answer. The other 3 pictures are a USB slot, a printer slot and a speaker slot, which are described in the next tests.
3. The laptop is a portable personal computer... To be continued.