The Basic Information of Small Hardware: Classification and Connotation

What is hardware? It is a general term which refers to metal tools used in the building and furniture. There are a lot of hardware products. They can be grouped into big hardware and small hardware. The former refers to steel materials, such as steel plate, steel bar, channel iron, flat iron. The later often refers to the following items, such as construction hardware, tin plate, iron wire, household hardware, and tools. According to its property and function, the hardware also can be grouped into eight classifications, namely steel material, non-iron metal material, mechanical parts, transmission equipment, auxiliary tool, work tool, construction hardware and household hardware.

Owing to the limited space and time, the article will mainly introduce the small hardware. It has a lot of varieties and specifications. It plays a very important role in the room decoration. Only through choosing the good hardware components can people use the decorating material safely and conveniently. At present, there are about hundreds of kinds of small hardware products in the market.

The small hardware products in the market can be classified as follow:

(a) Lock series: door lock, drawer lock, window lock, electric lock, lock body and so on.

(b) Handle series: drawer handle, door handle.

(c) Hardware for door and window: hinge, chain, bolt, floor spring, door close, patch fitting, plate, roller latch and so on.

(d) Small hardware door household decoration: flexible wheel, air pipe, stainless steel dustbin, metal hanging brace, curtain rod, hand ring, seal strip, clothes hook, clothes hanger and so on.

(e) Water and heating hardware: pipe, valve, floor drain, tape and so on.

(f) Small hardware for construction: iron pipe, stainless steel pipe, plastic pipe, nail, bolt, screw, glass holder, insulating tape, aluminum alloy ladder, product bracket and so on.

(g) Tools: steel saw, pincer, screw driver, measuring tape, drill and so on.

(h) Sanitary hardware: tap, shower, soap rack, rack, mirror, soap dispenser, hand dryer and so on.

(i) Kitchen hardware: sink, faucet, washer, cooker hood, gas stove, oven, water heater, pipeline, gas tank, sterilizer, rice cooker, hand blower, fridge and so on.

Because there are so many small hardware products in the market, it is very hard for people to select them. Here the author will tell you some tips about the selection of hardware products. First, people should choose the hardware products with reliable brand. Second, people should select the hinge or lock with good seal property. Third, people should choose the hardware with good appearance. When they select them, people should observe whether they have some defects.

Computer Software and Hardware Basic Knowledge

Computer software is what allows people to do what they need to accomplish in their everyday activities. A more complex definition of a computer software is; Software is a program that enables a computer to perform a specific task, as opposed to the physical components of the system. The physical components of the system were what I have talked about in the last post, the actual hardware that a person can physically touch.

The most common software that people know of is the operating system. Operating system is a system software that allows other software of your choosing to be ran properly. The operating system is the middle man to interacting between the hardware and the other software. The software that you want to install should be loaded onto a hard drive, or memory RAM. After the software is loaded on either of these two data platforms, the computer can execute the software.

People have many different software that allows them to do many different tasks. For example, the Microsoft Word program allows you to type up papers, and create templates. It’s a type of software that you should have, because it allows you to complete more complex tasks in one spot, instead of going to different many places. This is what people back in the day have done, and it is fun seeing how software keeps on transforming tech world today. Software allows us to create an easier way to complete things, and it can be found in many of the technologies today, and not just the computers.

Computers are not just hardware equipment, but it’s something that I will be discussing today. There are many different types of computer hardware, and all together, the hardware you use makes up your complete working system. Some of the more common hardware that people are aware of are CD-ROM drive, which allows for a computer to read specific information located on a CD, and the FLOPPY disk drive, which is a much older hardware, allows people to merely do the same exact thing as CD, but in a less sufficient way. These two are more known to people because these two hardware pieces that people interact with the most.

Some of other big hardware items are, Hard Drives, Memory (RAM), Motherboard, Power Supply, and Central Processing Unit (CPU). Hard drive is a non-volatile memory device that allows you to save information regardless whether the power is on or off. You can permanently save information on a hard drive, and then recover it whenever you want. The memory, also called RAM, also is there to store information both permanently and temporarily. RAM interact with majority of the operating system software which I will later talk about. The motherboard connects everything together, and allows for all the hardware to communicate sort of speak. Motherboard is the foundation of the computer and is a vital piece of making the computer work. It takes power from the Power Supply and powers the CPU, and other components such as RAM.

The computer consists of more than these things, but these are some of the major ones that I felt that you should know. Next time I will be talking about computer software.