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An operating system manages a computer's resources such as the processor, RAM, and storage spac
Multithreading provides process and memory management services that allow two or more tasks, jobs, or programs to run simultaneousl
false. this is multitasking
A bootstrap program is a popular type of application software.
false It is the sequence of events that occurs beteen the time you turn on the commuter until the time it is ready for you to issue a command
The Windows kernel is the same as the Mac OS kernel
false the kernel is the main component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's resources
A disk partition is basically a folder
false Is a section of the Hard Disk that is treated as a separate storaeg unit
To repopulate a new hard disk from an incremental backup, you have to first restore a full backup.
A boot disk contains a complete copy of your computer's hard disk as it existed when the computer was ne
false It is the removable storage medium containing the operating systems files needed to boot your computer without accessing the hard disk
A computer handles many tasks simultaneously. Which one of the following refers to the processor's ability to handle multiple tasks, rather than the operating system's ability to do so?
The _____interacts with application software, device drivers, and hardware to manage a computer's resource
Within a single program, _____ allows multiple parts, or threads, to run simultaneousl
True/False: An operating system's multiprocessing capability supports a division of labor among all the processing unit
A (n) _____ is the combination of hardware and software that helps people and computers communicate.
How do you know when the operating system is loaded?
when the computer is ready to accept your commands)
Today's popular operating systems include Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and Google Chrome. Each has strengths and weaknesses that are important to understand. Which of the following statements is correct?
. Linux and Mac OS have a reputation for being more stable than Windows
True/False: The number and variety of programs that run on Windows are unmatched by any other operating system.
_____ refers to the ability to work with products designed for prior-generation hardware or software.
True/False: The resource fork is a companion file that stores information about the data in the data for
Suppose a friend sends you a file called Twain.dll. From the file name, what can you deduce?
That it is a support program file, perhaps part of the device driver for your scanner
A (n) _____ is an optional file identifier that is separated from the main file name by a period.
A (n) _____ is a section of a hard disk drive that is treated as a separate storage unit.
True/False: A filename extension is an optional file identifier that is separated from the main filename by a comma, as in Help,co
042400 Before donating your computer to a charitable organization, you can make sure your personal data cannot be accessed from the hard disk by:
Deleting all the files and folders on your computer's hard disk.
File management utilities often use some sort of storage _____ to help users visualize and mentally organize the files on disks and other storage devices.
Copying important data files from your computer's hard disk to an optical disk or flash drive is a simple way to back up data. It is not a total backup solution, however. Why not?
. You have not backed up your programs or your personal settings.
A (n) _____ stores files needed to recover data that's been wiped out by operator error, viruses, or hardware failures.
A (n) _____ is a removable storage medium containing the operating system files needed to boot your computer without accessing the hard disk.
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