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CS 104

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