This is the software that enables software applications to have control over processes running on a computer and use hardware resources. As the customer would presumably be the only person needing access to this operating system, they would require single user capabilities. Browser – the customer’s computer would need to have some kind of browser compatible with the SO installed on their PC. For example, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. This browser would then enable them to access the Fastest website.
Fastest case study, part 2 Hardware Personal computer of some kind. The PC would firstly need to be equipped with a CPU for processing programs and information Input & Output Hardware. It would also need to have input hard ware, such as a keyboard and a mouse so that the customer could communicate his/her needs through the computer. It would be ideal if the PC also had output hardware such as a printer so that the customer could print any confirmation or receipt, however, this would not be vital.
Storage Systems – This computer would need to be equipped with both primary and secondary storage systems. That would mean the PC would have to have a RAM, for short term storage and a magnetic hard drive for long term storage. Modem/Router – Modem is short for modulator-demodulator. It is a vice or program that enables a computer to transmit data over, for example, telephone or cable lines. Computer information is stored digitally, whereas information transmitted over telephone lines is transmitted in the form of analog waves.
A modem converts between these two forms. A cable modem is designed to operate over cable TV lines. Because the coaxial cable used by cable TV provides much greater bandwidth than telephone lines, a cable modem can be used to achieve extremely fast access to the World Wide Web and hence, is the most widely used type of modem. As well as this, millions of homes are already wired for cable TV so the cable modem has become something of a holy grail for Internet and cable TV companies.
If the customer had access to such a modem he/she would be able to easily access the Fast website. All he/she would have to do is simply connect his/her PC to this modem. Network WAN -? Wide Area Network -? in order for the customer to access Pacifist’s website they would need to be linked to some kind of WAN to enable to access the World wide web The Internet – the customer’s access to the internet, or more specifically the world wide web. This means that the PC would need to be linked to a modem, either manually by a ire or wirelessly (wife).
This modem then has to be linked to an internet service provider which would have everything set up using a WAN (wide area network) Technologies for Portable Devices (Outdoors Location) Single user operating system – this is the software that enables software applications to have control over processes running on a computer and use hardware resources. Browser -used to locate, retrieve and also display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files.