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a ____ boot properly closes any running processes and programs


compressed files, sometimes called zipped files, usually have a ______ extension


while entering your ______, most computers hide the characters by displaying some other characters such as *** or dots


____is an open source multitasking operating system designed for smart phones

symbian OS

two types of system software are ________

operating system and utility program

a ______ program is one that runs the same on multiple operating systems

cross platform

with windows, a warm boot can be performed by ______

start menu, shut down then restart

a ______ is a type of system software that allows a user to perform maintenance type tasks, usually related to managing a computer, its devices, or its programs

utility program

in a _____ a user types commands or presses special keys on the keyboard (such as function keys or key combinations) to enter data and instructions

command line interface (CLI)

screen savers originally were developed to prevent a problem called _____, in which images could be permanently etched on a monitors screen


_____ a disk, or reorganizing it so the files are stored in contiguous sectors, speeds up disk access and thus the performance of the entire computer


the _____ interface in windows 7 offers and enhanced visual look, animation, and additional navigation options


with a ____ users interact with menus and visual images such as icons, buttons and other objects to issue commands

graphical user interface (GUI)

a ____ is a mini program with minimal functionality that connects to another program or provides information

widget or gadget

networks, servers, mainframes, and supercomputers allow hundreds to thousands of users to connect at the same time, and thus are ______


with an operating system, ____ can include fixes to bugs, enhancements to security, modifications to devices drivers, and the like.

automatic updates

if a new device such as a printer or scanner, is attached to a computer, its _____ must be installed before the device can be used


the person overseeing network operations, called the ______ uses the network OS to add and remove users, computers, and other devices to and from a network

network administrator

_______ software is privately owned software and limited to a specific vendor or computer model


a ______ is an icon on the desktop that provides a user with immediate access to a program or file


windows 7 includes an image viewed called windows ________________

photo viewer

with virtual memory, when an operating system spends much of its time paging, instead of executing application software, it is said to be _____


a ____ is malware that copies itself repeatedly, for example in memory or over a network, using up system resources and possible shutting down the system


many backup programs _______, or shrink the size of, files during the backup process


collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data


collection of unprocessed items


processed data


one byte - numbers, letters, space, etc.


a combination of one or more related characters


a group of related fields


a collection of related records

data file

a collection of computers and devices connected together via communications devices and transmission media


the time it takes a signal to travel from one location to another on a network


the amount of data that can travel over a communications channel sometimes is called the


consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices

system software

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