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5 Matching questions

  1. Application software
  2. Unix
  3. Multitasking
  4. Systems software
  5. Serial ports
  1. a Running two or more distinct computer operations simultaneously; one in the foreground, the other(s) in the background.
  2. b A group of programs that coordinate and control the resources and operations of a computer system.
  3. c Computer ports that can transmit data one bit at a time; often used by a modem or a mouse.
  4. d Operating system developed by AT&T. It is considered portable, meaning it can run on just about any hardware platform.
  5. e Also called productivity software; helps you perform a specific task such as word processing, spreadsheets, and so forth.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do.
  2. Systems software that provides an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware.
  3. Technology that allows a hardware component to be attached to a computer so that it is automatically configured by the operating system, without user intervention.
  4. An operating system that runs on a network server.
  5. Systems software that convents code written in a programming language into machine language that the computer can understand.

5 True/False questions

  1. Utility softwareSystems software that performs tasks related to managing the computer's resources, file management, diagnostics, and other specialized chores.

          

  2. MS-DOSMicrosoft's Disk Operating System; originally introduced with the IBM PC in 1981.

          

  3. TroubleshootingRunning two or more distinct computer operations simultaneously; one in the foreground, the other(s) in the background.

          

  4. VirusA computer program that is written to cause corruption of data.

          

  5. AlgorithmCommunications hardware device that facilitates the transmission of data