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In a spreadsheet, equations you build yourself using values and cell references are called
If you are wondering if you need more RAM, you should evaluate your ___________________ subsystem.
Which of the following forms of portable storage is referred to as magnetic media?
floppy disk
When an operating system receives an interrupt from the printer and pauses the CPU, it is performing which of the following functions?
processor management
Which of the following is a single-user, multitask operating system?
Apple QuickTime and Microsoft Media Player are examples of ______________________ software.
digital video editing
The minimum RAM requirement to run Windows Vista is
1 GB
Windows Vista Flip 3D allows you to scroll through open windows by using
ALT + Tab
Which of the following is the first step in the boot process?
The CPU activates the BIOS
Which type of software helps managers keep scheduling charts?
project management software
Microsoft Office and Corel WordPerfect Office are examples of
software suites
Numbers appearing after software names denotes
the version of the program
CD ripping refers to
encoding CDs to MP3 format
Which of the following is NOT a step in the boot process?
the antivirus program checks all files for viruses
Computer-aided design software is used primarily by
engineers to create models
CPU speed is measured in
The greatest nonvolatile storage capacity in the computer system is found in the
hard drive
The ____________ coordinates the flow of data and information through the computer system by coordinating the hardware, software, user interface, processor, and systems memory.
operating system
What part of the boot process determines whether the peripheral devices are working properly?
Flash memory is a form of _______________________ storage.
The primary benefit of a spreadsheet program is
its ability to automatically recalculate
Preinstalled software is software that
is installed by the computer manufacturer
Most computers sold for home use have between 1 and ___________ GB of RAM.
When referring to hard drives, seek time and latency are two factors that make up
access time
A(n) ___________________________ software installation allows you to decide which features you want to install on the hard drive.
The small circuit boards that hold a series of RAM chips are called
memory modules
Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect are examples of
word- processing software
Which file format enables users to share, view, and print any file?
The most essential software in your computer system is the:
operating system software
QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign are examples of _____________________ software.
desktop- publishing
__________________ are fast becoming the preferred means of portable storage.
flash drives
Which of the following is NOT a main disadvantage of a desktop computer as compared to notebooks?
a desktop computer is more expensive
The amount of RAM recommended for most systems today is measured in
The basic input/output system is stored on a ___________________ chip.
In a database, a table is a collection of related
During the virtual memory process, the operating system moves data to a temporary storage area on the hard drive called the ________________ file.
Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will _________________.
make the hard drive work more efficiently
Which of the following is a file compression utility?
In Windows Vista, the pane on the right side of the desktop that organizes gadgets is called the
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS use a ______________ interface.
graphic user
__________________ software is used to modify digital images, such as removing red eye.
image- editiing
In Windows, a file path starts with a
Megahertz and gigahertz are both measures of
processor speed
If you want to automatically defragment your hard drive every week, you can set a predetermined time using the
Task Scheduler
Which type of software is used at colleges to keep track of student records?
database software
Which type of software is used to make a slide show?
Presentation software
When your computer is using virtual memory, the operating system builds a file called the page file on the
hard drive
What is the most common type of compatibility that software manufacturers provide for new versions of their software?
backware compatibility but not forward compatibility
The ____________ is a program that manages the data between the operating system and all input and output devices attached to the system.
An Ethernet port is technically called a(n)
RJ-45 Jack
The CPU is connected to the system memory by the
front side bus
A computer monitor's resolution is the
number of pixels displayed on the screen
Which of the following is a Microsoft Access document?
Numbers appearing after software names denotes
teh version of the program
Wi-Fi has a transfer data rate of up to ___________ Mbps.
The percentage of time your CPU is working is referred to as CPU
Which of the following forms of storage is referred to as optical media?
QuickBooks and Peachtree are examples of
business accounting software
GPS software allows users to
locate resturants, airports, and points of interest
Adobe Dreamweaver is an example of
Web page authoring software
OS X Leopard includes a backup utility called
Time Machine
When installing software, you must accept the ____________________ agreement before you can continue with the installation.
Software license
XO is the name of the computer being provded by the __________ project.
One laptop per child
In Windows Vista, you can create ____________ to reset your system in the case of a malfunction.
restore points
Software that lets you create letters, budgets, and graphics is called
application software
The organization responsible for rating computer games is the
Entertainment Software Rating Board
Illegally copying an application onto another computer is called
Software piracy
Moore's Law is a rule that predicts
the pace at which CPUs imporve
The ____________ is the essential component of the operating system that remains in RAM when your computer is powered on.
The OS allows you to organize your files in a __________ structure.
Information about your computer's video card can be found in the
Advanced settings of the display settings dialog box
Software that does "back-office" operations and processing functions such as billing, production, inventory management, and human resources management is called
enterprise resouce planning software.