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Deisy Monroy ODW Chapter 4
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(computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
software responsible for the general operation of a computer system, including the operation of hardware, running application software, and file management
Also known as an "OS," this is the software that communicates with computer hardware on the most basic level. Without an operating system, no software programs can run.
A subcategory of system software designed to augment the operating system by providing ways for a user to control the allocation and use of hardware resources
a Windows utility that removes unnecessary files from the hard drive
The process of starting and initializing a computer system.
Process of turning on a computer that has been powered off completely
Process of using the operating system to restart a computer.
the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
application and hardware that are only designed to work with a particular operating system that runs on it
The most common operating system for IBM and IBM-compatible PCs.
macintosh os x
the operating system producing by apple computer
Operating system developed by AT&T. It is considered portable, meaning it can run on just about any hardware platform.
(computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
plug and play
The capability of windows based pc operating systems to detect new,compatible devices
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
mobile operating system
An operating system designed to be used with mobile phones and other mobile devices.
Any electronic handheld device that functions as a mobile phone as well as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or other information appliance.
any of the main files of an operating system
A definition of means of defining your entire computing system, including the identity of your computer, the devices connected to it, and some essential processes that your computer runs.
operating system package
Packaged software, such as windows or linux, which includes an operating system and utilities (collectively known as system software).
a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee, (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
an operating system that is on a disk
type of user interface in which the user types commands or press special keys on the keyboard to enter data and instructions.
graphical user interface
a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text
an open-source version of the UNIX operating system
open source operating system
operating system software built with contributions by users whose source code is free to anybody to modify and use.
Running two or more distinct computer operations simultaneously—one in the foreground, the other(s) in the background.
least possible privileges
a principle applied by network operating systems that means that each that each user is only given access to what he or she needs in order to get his or her work done
(computer science) memory created by using the hard disk to simulate additional random-access memory
the disk space that is set aside for virtual memory
file allocation table
the prt of a floppy disk or hard disk where information is stored about the location of each piece of information on the disk (and about the location of unusable areas of the disk)
a course of conduct, a course of conduct
mobile Internet device
smaller than notebook computers but lager and more powerful then PDAs
A service that brings wireless broadband to mobile phones
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