Concepts Chapter 3 Software Quiz

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
____ development is the systematic process of transforming an idea into functional software.
Software
The use of logic, algorithms, and programming languages to create instructions for computer hardware is called normalizing.
False
Each programming language has a particular ____— rules that guide how programming statements are constructed.
syntax
The boot process for a computer checks the system and loads the operating system into memory.
True
When you combine a system’s hardware configuration and operating system, it is sometimes called the computer’s ____.
platform
A cell phone’s ____ operating system is not released to users and developers.
proprietary
Embedded operating systems are hardwired into a computer component, such as ROM or flash memory, to control a ____ computer.
special-purpose
Linux is a popular operating system with techies but not with home users due to its high cost.
False
Embedded systems are typically required to perform a large variety of tasks.
False
Symbian, by Sun Microsystems, is the most popular version of the UNIX operating system for industries.
False
The Apple iPhone gained popularity largely due to its open-source design, which led to the creation of many apps available for iOS.
False
An industrial operating system works with a large computer system requiring a(n) ____.
server
Security software is a common utility installed on your computer.
True
Through the use of ____, one physical server can run several server operating systems.
virtual servers
System software coordinates the activities of the hardware and assists the computer in functioning effectively.
True
Virtual machine software is most useful when connecting laptop computers.
False
The ____ operating system provides the technological foundation of the Mac OS X.
UNIX
An important task of the graphical user interface is to keep track of files stored on the hard drive.
False
Google Docs is classified as ____ software, which allows users to share and edit a document in real time on the web.
collaborative
____ software is any software designed for personal benefit, including home management, entertainment, and education.
Personal
Software suites are one form of business software.
True
Open-source software evolves from the combined contributions of its users.
True
A copyright defines exclusive rights legally granted to the owner.
True
____ software allows the user to copy, modify, and redistribute source code.
Open-source
A(n) ____ license can be used anywhere on a college campus.
site
System software assists computer hardware with the work it is designed to do.
True
Making changes to a software program after it has been released is referred to as the ____ stage of the development cycle.
maintenance
There are ____ stages in the software development life cycle.
five
____ operating systems are lightweight operating systems designed for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Mobile
A(n) ____ operating system is required to perform a command within a certain time frame.
real-time
Performing a system ____ utility rearranges your files on disk in an orderly fashion, resulting in faster access.
defragmentation
Windows XP is the first operating system to run seamlessly among different platforms such as desktops, smart phones, and tablets.
False
Which of the following uses the New Technology File System (NTFS) for organizing and managing files?
Windows 8
The main function of the operating system is to synchronize your computer with the Internet.
False
An industrial operating system works with a large computer system requiring a(n) ____.
server
A cell phone’s ____ operating system is not released to users and developers.
proprietary
Through the use of ____, one physical server can run several server operating systems.
virtual servers
The ____ operating system provides the technological foundation of the Mac OS X.
UNIX
Manipulating graphic images to perform a command has replaced the ____ user interface.
command-based
Linux is ____ software, which means users can manipulate the source code to customize their operating system to their needs.
open-source
Windows cleaners maintain the ____ for more effective system operation.
registry
Security software is a common utility installed on your computer.
True
The Apple iPhone gained popularity largely due to its open-source design, which led to the creation of many apps available for iOS.
False
Business software is designed to make individuals and groups ____.
productive
Managing your calendar and emails can be easily accomplished through ____ software.
personal information management
A ____ software package usually includes document production, numerical analysis, information management, and graphics.
productivity
It is the job of the ____ to oversee the removal of software programs on a computer.
operating system
For operating systems, you should select the ____ update feature in order to protect your system from hackers.
automatic
A software license defines the permissions, rights, and restrictions provided to the person who purchases a copy of the software.
True
Selecting and managing software is one of the most important responsibilities of a computer user.
True

Get instant access to
all materials

Become a Member