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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.

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