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A computer processor is the logic circuitry that receives and processes the basic instructions given to a computer by the user. It harmonizes different processes inside the computer to deliver what the user needs. The sp... More »

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A computer's processor is the control center for the computer, and it carries out the computations that allow the computer to function. The circuits in this central processing unit (or CPU) send commands to the other com... More »

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Although Microsoft Word is the major player in the word processor market as of 2014, other word processors are available, including Google Docs, OpenOffice Writer and Lotus Word Pro. Google Docs is an online word process... More »

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The CPU, short for central processing unit, performs the primary arithmetic, logic and control functions of a computer. The CPU is made up of two primary components: the arithmetic logic unit, which handles the arithmeti... More »

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