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19 Cards in this Set

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A(n) ________ is a set of programs that coordinate all the activities among computer or mobile device hardware.
Operating System
Some parts of the operating system are ________ ; that is, the instructions remain on a storage medium until they are needed, at which time they transfer into memory.
The process of starting or restarting a computer or mobile device is called ________ .
Many current ________ operating systems incorporate features similar to those of a browser, such as links and navigation buttons.
graphical user interface
To configure devices, manage system resources, automate system management tasks, and troubleshoot network connections, network administrators and other technical users work with a ________ .
command-line interface
Spooling is the process that sends documents to be printed to a ________ instead of sending them immediately to the printer.
A ________ is a program that assesses and reports information about various computer resources and devices.
performance monitor
A(n) ________ tool removes a program or app, as well as any associated entries in the system files.
A desktop operating system, sometimes called a(n) ________ operating system, is a complete operating system that works on desktops, laptops, and some tablets.
When you run an app in Windows, it may appear in an on-screen work area app, called the ________ .
Apple's Macintosh operating system has earned a reputation for its ease of use and has been the model for most of the new ________ developed for non-Macintosh systems.
GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces)
________ is a multitasking operating system developed in the early 1970s by scientists at Bell Laboratories.
Because computers running ________ work mostly with web apps, they do not require as much internal storage capacity as other desktop operating systems.
Chrome OS
________ is the practice of sharing or pooling computing resources, such as servers or storage devices.
Four examples of server operating systems
Windows Server
OS X Server
(Chrome OS is not included)
Because it provides a secure, stable multiuser environment, ________ often is used on web servers and on supercomputers.
Whether on a desktop or mobile device, a(n) ________ has the same role—to manage operations and provide a user interface.
operating system
The ________ app on the Windows Phone operating system provides a centralized location for coupons, credit cards, loyalty cards, and memberships in a single, easily accessible location.
Examples of products that use ________ operating systems include digital cameras, ATMs, digital photo frames, HDTV receivers, fuel pumps, ticket machines, process controllers, robotics, and automobile components.