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Computing Keywords GCSE OCR

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Question Answer
OverflowWhen a number becomes too large to fit into the allocated bits, when this happens some bits are lost leaving an incorrect value
Embedded systemA computer system that forms part of an electronic device
AppletA small application that performs one specific task
Device driverA program that enables communication between a computer and a peripheral
InterruptA signal to the operating system to stop what it is doing and perform a different task
Command lineThe place where typed commands are given to the operating system
ShellSoftware that provides a traditional text based interface to an operating system
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