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What does Operating system(OS) provides.pg662

It provides a consistent environment for other software to execute commands, and a interface with the computer to send commands(input) and receive feedback or results (output).pg662

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What is application?pg663

It is the software that is written to supplement the commands available to a particular OS.pg663

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What are drivers?pg663

Extremely specific software written for the purpose of instructing a particular OS on how to access a piece of hardware.pg663

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What is version?pg664

It is a particular revision of a piece of software, normally described by a number.pg664

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The actual code that defines how a piece of softwar works is called___?pg664

Source code.pg664

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What is the difference between open source and closed source?pg664

Open source- OS can be examined and changed by anyone.
Closed source-only an owner or developer can modify or examine the code.pg664

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Another word for closed source is called__?pg664

Proprietary.pg664

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What is the program that runs on top of the OS and allows the user to issue commands through a set of menus or another interface.pg664

Shell.pg664

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What is GUI, graphical user interface?pg664

A method a person communicates with a computer using graphical images,icons, and methods other than text.pg664

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Any group of computers that have a communication link between them is called ____.pg664

Network.pg664

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What is Cooperative multitasking?pg664

Multitasking method that depends on the application itself to be responsible for using the processor and then freeing it for access by other applications.pg664

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The ability of a single application to have multiple requests in to the processor at one time is called ___?pg665

Multithreading.pg665

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A 32-bit operating system runs on 32-bit processors and utilize the processor fully. T or F pg.665

True.pg665

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What is the list of all the hardware that worked with Windows and the versions of Windows with which the hardware worked.pg666

Hardware Compatibility List(HCL).pg666

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The virtual desk on which all of your other programs and utilities run is called ___?pg671

Desktop. pg671