Computer LIFEPAC Unit 10 Questions
The questions and answers for U 10
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What OS is most commonly used by businesses
This provides an easy method for workers to use their computers
Select the application software
Spreadsheet, word processing.
What is the function of the GUI
Provides an interface between the user and the OS
These are pictures that you can click on to tell your computers what to do.
A ____ is a list of commands that tell your computer what to do.
The desktops of computers running the same OS all look the same.
When you open your word processing program it opens in a
The instructions for the OS provided by application software are known as
How does the OS make multitasking possible
By allocating RAM to open applications
The index used by the OS to manage computer files is called a ___
This type of file is created when you save your word processing document.
The most common types of utility programs fall into these categories.
Accessibility, Communication, entertainment, file management, security.
This type of utility moves data around so that the pieces of files can be stored next to each other on a computer disk.
Examples of utilities that make it possible for people to create and share multimedia files include..
Audio Recorder, QuickTime, RealPlayer, video players.
What operating system was most commonly used by early personal computers?
Which OS does not provide users with a GUI
Why were computer users excited by the introduction of the first Macs.
They could click on pictures to launch applications, They didn't have to memorize lots of commands, They could use a similar interface for different applications.
Which application begins to run when a Mac is booted up.
The ____ contains software routines that developers use to create a consistent computer environment.
This is the main work area on a Mac
This contains lists of commands that you can use to tell the computer what to do.
The finder can be used to ___
Delete files, locate files, open applications, organize computers folders and files.
Icons for the most commonly used applications on a Mac can be found here.
These icons cannot be removed from the Dock
Why was Windows 1.0 considered an operating environment rather than an operating system.
Because it was only a shell; MS-DOS was still the operating system.
What two features distinguished Windows 2.0 from Windows 1.0?
The ability to overlap windows, the use of icons.
One difference between Windows 3.0 and Windows 2.0 was that users could no longer use MS-DOS commands to operate their computers.
What was the most notable contribution of Windows 3.11
When Sabrina began her career as an engineer, she needed an OS with networking capabilities, able to process vast amounts of data. For this reason, the OS she used was an upgrade to Windows for Work groups. The OS she used was most likely ___
Several years ago, Jaime began to operate a small home business. He was very excited by the new features of Windows 95. These new features included.
Backward compatibility, the start button, support for longer filenames, the taskbar.
Trevor is a graphic designer. In the past he had always used Mac computers. However he purchased a Windows machine when this operating system was released because it supported the use of multiple monitors.
This OS integrated the processing power of Windows NT with the easy-to-use GUI of Windows 98.
This OS was basically an upgrade to Windows 98 that was designed for home users.
Charlotte was a big fan of her new operating system because she was able to use the same OS at home as she did at work. She liked the new Media Player it introduced and was thrilled with the ease that new hardware devices could be connected. Her new OS was most likely ___
This OS introduced a very cool GUI that had animations and transparencies
The newest Window Os that provides a faster startup and new system search tools is called.
____ has code that is freely available for the use or modification
Open source software.
Advantages of Linux include
Cost, security, The ability to tweak the application.
Disadvantages of Linux include
Customer support provided by volunteers, not being user-friendly.
Linux does not provide a GUI for its users.
Linux is distributed under GNU GPL. Why is this important?
It states that anyone can copy modify and share the program if changes are made public.
Common icons found on the Windows desktop are
My computer, My documents, Recycle Bin.
How long do deleted items remain in the Recycle Bin
Until it is emptied.
Users can add items to the Windows desktop
The windows taskbar is generally found
at the bottom of the screen.
Clicking on this will minimize all open windows
The Show Desktop icon.
The taskbar can display a maximum of ten items
Denny uses his word processing program a lot. In order to increase his productivity, he does this so he can access it easily.
Creates a shortcut for it on Quick Launch.
The system tray contains
Icons representing programs that are running when the computer is on.
Icons appearing in the taskbar
Can be used to display open items, Can be used to minimize open items, Can be used to close open items.
The start menu on Windows computers changes based on actions performed by their users.
The arrow next to All Programs indicates
The presence of a submenu
When an item in a menu is gray it means that
The item is unavailable.
The commands available from a menu change depending upon what you are doing.
An ellipse following a menu indicates that
Clicking on the item will display a dialog box
If you want help using drawing word processing and e-mail programs the best place for you to find it is in the start menu
This type of program does not display images
This type of program creates records
This type of program organizes information so it can be displayed to an audience
Programs can be opened from
The start menu, the desktop, The all program submenu
These steps describe saving a newly created file
Click on the save icon, name the file, Select save from the file menu.
Why should you delete files from your computer
To improve your productivity, to increase the computer's efficiency.
How do you print a document
Click on the print icon at the top of the screen, Select print from the File menu.
How do you close a file
Click on the X at the top right of the screen, Select close from the file menu.