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  1. Unix
  2. MS-DOS
  3. Multitasking
  4. Plug and play
  5. Modem
  1. a 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.
  2. b Running two or more distinct computer operations simultaneously; one in the foreground, the other(s) in the background.
  3. c Operating system developed by AT&T. It is considered portable, meaning it can run on just about any hardware platform.
  4. d Communications hardware device that facilitates the transmission of data
  5. e Microsoft's Disk Operating System; originally introduced with the IBM PC in 1981.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Devices that protect electronic equipment from variations in electric current.
  2. Part of the computer's operating system that users interact with.
  3. Expert computer users who invade someone else's computer either for personal gain or simply for the satisfaction of being able to do it.
  4. Standard for computer ports that support data transfer rates of up to 12 million bits per second.
  5. A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.

5 True/False questions

  1. BootThe process of starting a computer.


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


  3. Parallel portsComputer ports that can transmit data eight bits at a time; usually used by a printer.


  4. Application softwareAlso called productivity software; helps you perform a specific task such as word processing, spreadsheets, and so forth.


  5. Graphical user interfacesPart of the computer's operating system that users interact with.