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Chapter 4 System Software Basics

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Interface
Means for users to control or operate the computer.
Crash
To suddenly stop working
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
A visual display that allows the user to interact with the computer by using graphical objects on the screen.
Desktop
The workspace on a computer system.
Icon
An on-screen picture that represents an object,resource, or command.
Driver utility
Software that contains information needed by application programs to properly operate input and output devices.
Plug and Play (PnP)
The capability of Windows-based PC operating systems to detect new,compatible devices
Backup untlity
A program that automaticallycopies data from the hard drive to a backup storage device.
File compression utility
A software program that reduces the size of a file for storage or transmission purposes.

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