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Computer Science, Technology in Action. Chapters 4 to 6.

Application software helps run the computer and coordinates instructions

False

windows 7 is operating system software.

True

Word processing software allows you to easily change the appearance and organization of your documents

True

Many word processing software packages have themes of coordinated colors and styles that you can use throughout your document.

True

48) Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.org Calc are examples of spreadsheet software.

True

49) The primary benefit of spreadsheet software is its ability to automatically recalculate formulas and functions.

True

50) Many spreadsheet applications have the ability to sort, filter, and group data.

True

51) Adobe Photoshop Elements is an example of a home image editing software program

True

52) There are financial planning software applications available, such as Quicken, that integrate with tax preparation software.

True

53) In a database, a field is a group of related records.

True

54) In a database, a table can be defined as a data category.

False

55) It is normally cheaper to buy a software suite than to purchase individually each of the applications contained in the suite.

true

56) Integrated software applications and software suites are essentially the same thing.

false

57) Open source software is made available to the public with few or no restrictions.

true

58) OpenOffice.org is an example of open source software.

true

59) Most Web-based software products have some type of formal technical support for customers.

false

60) A wizard is a systemic guide that walks you through the steps necessary to complete a complicated task.

true

61) There are no Web-based PIM programs.

false

62) Wizards are step-by-step guides for performing complicated tasks in application software.

true

63) Macros are forms included in many productivity applications that provide the basic structure for a particular kind of document, spreadsheet, or presentation.

false

64) Most word processing programs come with a search and replace tool that allows you to locate and replace specific text.

true

65) MP3 is a type of video compression.

false

66) Apple's Final Cut Pro is an example of software that allows you to edit video.

true

67) Media management programs are entertainment applications that turn artificial environments into a realistic experience.

false

68) Snapfish.com is a Web-based program that allows you to edit, share, and store digital images.

true

69) Desktop publishing software allows you to create brochures and flyers.

true

70) Adobe Illustrator is a type of drawing software.

False

71) When purchasing video editing software, you should purchase the least expensive application with the greatest number of supported file formats.

False

72) Shareware is software that is distributed as trial software for a limited time.

true

73) If you use shareware software after the initial trial period is over without paying for it, you will not be breaking the software license agreement.

false

74) All Web-based software is free.

false

75) A full software installation allows you to choose which features you want installed on your hard drive.

true

76) When uninstalling software, it is best simply to open the Explorer window and delete the folder containing the software.

False

45) All computers do not need an operating system.

False

46) The user interface is part of a computer's operating system.

false

47) Boot Camp is a utility that allows you to run Windows and Mac OS X at the same time.

false

48) The most recent version of the Mac operating system is called Mac OS X.

true

49) You can download a version of Linux from the Internet for free.

true

50) Linux is an open source operating system that can be used both on personal computers and as a networking operating system.

true

51) Linux does not have a default user interface.

true

52) The type of processor in the computer dictates which operating system a desktop uses.

false

53) The combination of a computer's operating system and application software is referred to as the computer's platform.

false

54) A common-driven-interface is one in which you enter commands to communicate with the computer system.

true

55) When virtual memory is in use, the condition of excessive paging is called swapping.

false

56) Windows 7 will run with 1 GB of RAM, but the system might be challenged by limited resources, especially with graphic-intensive programs.

?

57) When your computer runs out of RAM, the operating system borrows space from the CPU.

false

58) With the Plug and Play standard, adding hardware to your computer becomes easier.

true

59) Installing a device driver can sometimes cause system instability.

true

60) PnP stands for Plug and Play.

true

61) If you install a device that is not PnP, you will be prompted to install a driver.

true

62) CMOS is a special kind of memory that uses a great deal of power.

false

63) Tiles view is the most interactive view of a Windows folder.

false

64) Live Icons allow you to preview the actual contents of a specific file or folder from within a window without actually having to open the file.

true

65) When using Windows, you should create a restore point before installing new software.

true

66) You can use System Restore to restore your system's settings back to a specific date when everything was working properly.

true

67) The Windows Backup and Restore Utility allows you to make a duplicate copy of all the data on your hard drive.

true

68) A multiuser operating system is also described as a network operating system.

true

69) In Safe mode, only the essential devices of the system function.

true

70) Safe boot is a special diagnostic mode designed for troubleshooting errors that occur during the boot process.

false

71) The High Contrast accessibility feature allows you to select a color scheme setting in which you control the contrast between text and background.

true

72) A tiled window cannot be resized.

false

Moore's Law predicts that the number of transistors inside a CPU will triple every 18 months

true

Hard Drives have been growing in storage capacity by about 50% each year

true

The control unit coordinates the activities of all computer components except for the CPU itself

true

The CPU is located on the motherboard.

true

the % of time that your CPU is working is referred to as the processing time

false

Notebook and desktop processors are basically the same and therefore interchangeable

false

Level 1 cache memory always contains more storage area than Level 2 cache.

false

The use of multiple cores on the CPU chip allows the execution of two or more sets of instructions at the exact same time

false

Upgrading your CPU can increase how quickly data can move to or from your CPU

true

Cache memory is a form or ROM

False

Level 2 is slightly father away from the CPU than level 1 cache or on a separate chip

true

RAM is nonvolatile storage.

true

Temporary data and instructions are not stored on the hard drive because its faster to retrieve data from the RAM.

true

RAM is your computer's permanent storage space for data that is entered from the keyboard.

true

A computers memory subsystem is made up only of RAM.

false

RAM is stored directly on the CPU

true

Accessing data from the hard drive to send to the CPU is faster than accessing data from RAM.

false

Every computer is designed with a max limit on the amount of RAM that can support it.

true

Solid state drives have no platters or motors

true

Hard drives access time is measured in milliseconds

true

Hard drives have the largest capacity of any storage device

true

A blu-ray burner will most likely record both CDs and DVDs

true

The amount of memory your video card needs depends on what you want to display on your monitor

true

The video subsystem is made up of the video card and speakers

false

Video cards often include their own RAM

true

3D sounds are bidirectional

false

3D sound is the same as surround sound

false

Upgrading your operating system to the newest version might help increase system reliability

true

External hard drives are an ideal solution when you need more storage than a flash drive can provide

true

Thunderbolt can carry three channels of information on the same connector.

true

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