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COSC 100 Chap. 4-6
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A(n) ________ software installation enables you to decide which features you want to install on the hard drive.
A(n) ________ software installation installs all the most commonly used files to your computer's hard drive.
All of the following are examples of software suites EXCEPT
All of the following are tips for a great presentation EXCEPT ________.
use a variety of animations on most slides to keep your audience's attention
All of the following are types of multimedia and entertainment software EXCEPT ________.
Apache OpenOffice is an example of a(n) ________ productivity suite.
Blackboard is an example of ________ software.
Computer-aided design software is used by ________.
architects to create virtual models
Dreamweaver is an example of ________ software.
In databases, a category of data is called a ________.
QuickBooks is an example of ________ software.
Software that manages "back office" functions such as billing, production, inventory management, and human resources management is called ________ software.
enterprise resource planning
The appropriate software to use for creating research papers is ________ software.
The intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet program is known as a ________.
To remove red eye from a digital image, you would use software such as ________.
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Unwanted or unneeded software included by manufacturers on new computers is called ________.
Using applications on smartphones and tablets to buy and sell products is known as ________ commerce.
Web-based application software is software that ________.
is stored completely on a web server instead of your hard drive
When using a spreadsheet, the expression =D8-D17 is called a
When using a spreadsheet, SUM in the expression =SUM(B10:B16), is called a(n) ________.
Which of the following is NOT an example of a general productivity software application?
Which of the following is the most common audio compression format?
________ applications are software in which the vendor hosts the software online over the Internet and you do not to install the software on your computer.
Software as a Service
________ software helps run the computer and coordinates instructions between other software and the hardware devices.
________ software is used to perform calculations and numerical analyses.
All of the following are examples of network operating systems EXCEPT ________.
All of the following are terms related to part of the boot process EXCEPT ________.
All of the following can be used in an OS X file name EXCEPT ________.
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\protocol is an example of a file ________.
C: denotes a ________ directory that is at the top of the filing structure of a computer.
Each device attached to your computer comes with a special program called a(n) ________ that enables the device and operating system to communicate with each other.
Errors in computer software are called ________.
Mac OS X includes a backup utility called ________.
Most supercomputers use the ________ operating system.
OS X is the operating system developed by ________.
The ________ of the operating system enables users to communicate with the computer system.
The basic input/output system (BIOS) is stored on a ________ chip.
The location of a file is specified by its ________.
The two major types of system software programs are utility programs and the ________.
Using hard disk space to temporarily store data or instructions from RAM is referred to as ________.
Which of the following Windows utility programs arranges pieces of files on your hard drive to allow for faster access?
Which of the following is NOT a Windows utility program?
Which of the following is NOT a user interface?
application programming interface (API)
Which of the following is the first step in the boot process?
The BIOS is activated by turning on the computer.
Which of the following is the name of a Microsoft Excel file?
Which of the following operating systems are used on most tablets?
Android and iOS
Which operating system is used by most desktop and laptop computers?
Which utility removes redundancies in a file to reduce the file size?
Windows 8 uses a(n) ________ account for easy access and storage of online files.
You can use the Windows ________ to check on a nonresponsive program.
A ________ enables the computer to drive the speaker system.
A ________ uses electronic memory and has no motors or moving parts.
All of the following are part of the machine cycle EXCEPT ________.
How do optical discs store data?
A laser burns tiny pits onto a platter.
How many channels are in a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound System?
In most current systems, ________ is the type of RAM used.
RAM is an example of ________ storage.
Running the CPU at a faster speed than the manufacturer recommends is called ________.
Running the Disk Cleanup utility is a quick way to ________.
clear out unnecessary files
Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will ________.
make the hard drive work more efficiently
The CPU consists of which two parts?
The control unit and the arithmetic logic unit
The amount of RAM storage is measured in ________.
The control unit is one component of the ________.
The processor market for desktop and laptop computers is dominated by ________.
The rule of thumb that predicts that the number of transistors on a CPU will double every 2 years is called ________ Law.
There are ________ levels of cache memory.
To securely erase data, the U.S. Department of Defense suggests that the data be overwritten ________ times.
To speed up the display of graphics, a(n) ________ is installed on some video cards.
When referring to hard drives, access time is measured in ________.
Which of the following activities is carried out by the ALU?
Perform arithmetic calculations.
Which of the following does NOT determine processor power?
Speed of the motherboard
Which of the following is NOT an optical disc format?
Which of the following ports is NOT used to connect to a video card?
Which statement pertaining to system reliability is FALSE?
An accumulation of temporary Internet files has no effect on your computer's overall performance.
_______ provides high-speed information processing by enabling a new set of instructions to start before the previous set is finished.
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