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This provides a consistent environment for other software to execute commands. p563

The O.S.

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T/F The O.S gives the user an interface with the computer so the can send commands (input) and receive or results feedback (output).True p563

True.

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T/F The router hardware becomes the center through which systems hardware, and other software, and the user can communicate. p563

false the O.S.

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______ is software that is writing to supplement the commands available to a particular O.S. p564

Applications.

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What are some examples of applications. p564

Excel,Word, IE, FTP programs,Etc.

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A _____, is extremely specific software written for the purpose of instructing a particular O.S. on how to access a piece of hardware. p564

A "Driver"

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T/F. The driver allows the O.S. to properly understand how the software works and what it is able to do. p564

False .the driver allows the O.S. to properly understand how the HARDWARE works and what it is able to do. (Written In whole to prevent future confusion)Maestro Roberto.

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A particular revision of a piece of software , normally described by a number that tells you how new the product is in relation to other versions of the product. p565

Versions (ex 1.1, 1.2, 3.0, 3.2)

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The actual code that defines how a piece of software works. p565

"Source"

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Computer operating systems can be "_____ _____", meaning the O.S can be examined and modified by anyone. p565

Open source

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Computer operating systems can be "_____ _____", meaning the O.S can be only examined and modified by an owner or developer. p565

Closed source

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What is a program that runs on top of the O.S. and allows the user to issue commands through a set of menus or other interface(GUI)(which may or may not be graphical)? p565

Shell

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What is a method by which a person communicates with a computer using graphical image, icons and methods other than text. p565

GUI(Graphical User Interface).

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T/F GUI's allow a user to use a mouse, touch-pad, or another mechanism to interact with the computer to issue commands. p565

True.

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Any group of computers that have a communication link between them are a _______. p565

A Network.

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T/F Networks block computers to share information and resources quickly and securely. p565

False. Networks enable you to do so.

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Cooperative Multitasking is .....? p565

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

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Preemptive Multitasking is......p565

A method in which the the OS allots each application a certain amount of processor time and then forcibly takes back control and give control to another application or task access to the processor.

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The ability of a single application to have multiple requests in to the processor at one time is called? p565

Multithreading

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What is the HCL? p566

Hardware compatibility List Located on Microsoft's website.