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  1. Operating systems
  2. Systems software
  3. Language translators
  4. Plug and play
  5. Graphical user interfaces
  1. a Systems software that provides an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware.
  2. b 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.
  3. c A group of programs that coordinate and control the resources and operations of a computer system.
  4. d An operating system with graphical symbols representing files, programs, and documents.
  5. e Systems software that convents code written in a programming language into machine language that the computer can understand.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Computer ports that can transmit data eight bits at a time; usually used by a printer.
  2. A battery power source that provides electric current during a power outage.
  3. Devices that protect electronic equipment from variations in electric current.
  4. Standard for computer ports that support data transfer rates of up to 12 million bits per second.
  5. Computer ports that can transmit data one bit at a time; often used by a modem or a mouse.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Network operating systemAn operating system that runs on a network server.


  3. FirewallA computer program that is written to cause corruption of data.


  4. MS-DOSCommunications hardware device that facilitates the transmission of data


  5. BootThe process of starting a computer.