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Strings of symbols comprised of alphabetical and numerical characters.

A family of personal computers introduced by Apple Computer in 1984 that features a graphic user interface (GUI).

Applications Software:
A computer program used to perform specific tasks such as word processing, number crunching, or accounting.

A file or series of files contaning data made with the idea that it be kept as a repository or backup for future retrieval. Archives are typically in a compressed format.
A file attribute set by DOS, OS/2 or Windows that denotes a file is new or has been modified. It is designated by trhe letter `A' in file listings.

American Standard for Coded Information Interchange. A set of standardised computer codes to represent letters and graphic symbols. ASCII is a universal computing standard that can be recognised by systems old and new.

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