The main component of an OS that always remains in memory while the computer is running, managing lowlevel tasks.
If you save confidential data on your local hard drive, you should be using an operating system that includes a ___function, which protects local files and folders from unauthorized access.
Takes care of the interaction between a program and a computer's hardware, freeing application programmers from the task of including such functions in their programs
An operating system that uses ___ will allow you to simultaneously run more programs than the physical memory of the computer will hold.
When you run several applications at once and switch between them, you are experiencing the __ feature of an operating system.
Interaction with a computer involving getting data and commands into it and results out of it is called___.
the ___ function of an OS includes the visual components as well as the command processor that loads a program into memory.
Integrated circuit (IC)
A small electronic component made up of transistors (tiny switches) and other miniaturized parts.
Introduced in 1983, this application program became the "killer app" that made the IBM PC a must-have business tool.
file and print server
On a network, the purpose of this computer is to allow end users to save and access files stored on this computer, as well as to print to printers connected to this computer.
speed and the ability to support real-time application programs
This characterizes a real-time operating system.
toward physically smaller, more powerful computers
What accurately describes the overall trend in computing during the past 60+ years?
on the client computer
A client computer accesses a file and print server, opens a file and edits it. In this scenario where is the processing done?
A specialized form of this type of computer would be used by an individual you might see in a grocery store aisle, taking inventory.