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A complete operating system that works on a desktop computer, notebook computer, or mobile computing device is a

operating system.

 

Question 2

Points: 10 out of 10

An operating system that allows a single user to work on two or more programs at the same time is what type of OS?

1. Single-user/single-tasking

2. Single-user/multitasking

3. Multiuser

4. Multiprocessing

 

Question 3

Points: 10 out of 10

A single machine (server) that allows multiple users to access that machine simultaneously must have what type of OS installed?

1. Single-user/single-tasking

2. Single-user/multitasking

3. Multiuser

4. Multiprocessing

 

Question 4

Points: 0 out of 10

Which of the following is not considered a utility program?

1. A device driver

2. An operating system

3. A defragmenter

4. A file manager

 

Question 5

Points: 10 out of 10

True or false? All operating systems are bundled with the same list of system utilities.

1. True

2. False

 

Question 6

Points: 0 out of 10

True or false? The only system utilities available are those bundled with the OS.

1. True

2. False

 

Question 7

Points: 10 out of 10

Which is the OS that can be obtained for free or at a much lower price than other major operating systems?

1. Microsoft's Windows 8

2. Linux

3. Apple's OS X

 

Question 8

Part 1: 0 out of 10

Part 2: 10 out of 10

Part 3: 10 out of 10

Points: 20 out of 30

You currently have a PC with Windows Vista installed. Which of the following statements would hold true in a decision to upgrade to Windows 8 (or the latest version available)? Select Yes or No for each option.

It can be loaded on a hardware configuration I currently have without upgrading any of the current hardware on your PC.

The upgrade is free.

There should be a very limited learning curve to become familiar with Windows 8.

 

Question 9

Points: 10 out of 10

The term used for a device that combines the screen size (5- to 6.9-inch) and functions of a tablet with several features of a phone is

 

Question 10

Points: 10 out of 10

If you intend to use your cell phone only for phone calls and for texting, what would you consider the most significant factor to consider in purchasing a smartphone?

1. The OS on the smartphone must support optimal storage, fast processor speed, and a large number of megapixels in the camera.

2. The model of smartphone must be supported by your preferred service provider. The OS is not important.

3. The model of smartphone must have an OS that supports an extensive apps package and software.

 

Question 11

Part 1: 0 out of 10

Part 2: 10 out of 10

Part 3: 0 out of 10

Part 4: 10 out of 10

Points: 20 out of 40

Which of the following are considered jobs that an operating system must perform? Select Yes or No for each option.

Direct management of the browsers and email programs employed by the user

Management of memory and storage

Control of the user interface between the user and the machine

Management of a user’s calendar of events and tasks

 

Question 12

Points: 10 out of 10

Which of the following is not considered a job that an operating system must perform?

1. Starting the GUI

2. Managing the memory and storage requirements for processing

3. Processing raw data and instructions into information

4. Managing a library of functions and routines used by applications

 

Question 13

Points: 10 out of 10

Manufacturers of peripheral hardware devices include special software utilities to help the operating system send commands to the hardware devices. This software is referred to as

 

Question 14

Points: 10 out of 10

What type of program allows a user to copy or back up selected files or an entire hard disk to another storage medium?

1. System utility

2. Operating system

3. Firmware

4. Application

 

Question 15

Points: 0 out of 10

An operating system is considered to be

 

Question 16

Points: 10 out of 10

What is the most significant issue that needs to be addressed when ensuring the proper functioning of a computer?

1. Determining the best fit of hardware, OS, and software for the user

2. Compatibility among the hardware, OS, and application software

3. Evaluating cost versus application packages that support the user’s needs

 

Question 17

Points: 10 out of 10

Which OS has the largest library of applications compatible across many different computing platforms?

1. Apple's OS X

2. Linux

3. Microsoft's Windows

 

Question 18

Points: 10 out of 10

Which major OS has more reported security breaches?

1. Microsoft's Windows 7

2. Apple's OS X

3. Google's Android

 

Question 19

Points: 10 out of 10

Which of the following reasons may be given for Microsoft’s Windows OS being the most widely used?

1. Windows is easier to use than any of the other operating systems.

2. More applications are written for Windows-based platforms than for other platforms.

3. Windows costs less than all of its rivals.

4. All other operating systems are written for only one hardware system.

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