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Technology In Action - 2

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A container designed to hold multiple data packets.

2. Software that provides street maps and written directions to locations.

3. 'The system software that controls the way in which a computer system functions - including the management of hardware - peripherals - and software.'

4. Temporary storage - such as in random access memory (RAM) - When the power is off - the data in volatile storage is cleared out.

5. Custom software application that is owned and controlled by the company that created it.

6. A unit of computer storage equal to approximately one thousand bytes.

7. A Windows utility that removes unnecessary files from the hard drive.

8. An application that is still under development.

9. A wide area network (WAN) that links users in a specific geographic area (such as within a city or county).

10. A heavily secured server located on a special perimeter network between a company's secure internal network and its firewall.

11. 1 -099 -511 -627 -776 bytes or 2^40 bytes( approximately 1 trillion bytes).

12. 'A device that combines the functionality of a cell phone - a PMP - and a PDA into one unit.'

13. Interface between user and computer in which the user enters commands to communicate with the computer system.

14. A user interface in which the user chooses a command from menus displayed on the screen.

15. The process of swapping data or instructions that have been placed in the swap file for later use back into active random access memory (RAM). The contents of the hard drive's swap file then become less active data or instructions.

16. A Windows utility that enables you to schedule tasks to run automatically at predetermined times with no interaction necessary on your part.

17. An agreement between the user and the software developer that must be accepted before installing the software on a computer.

18. 'In a file name - the three letters that follow the user-supplied file name after the dot (.); the extension identifies what kind of family of files the file belongs to - or which application should be used to read the file.'

19. The most popular transmission media option for Ethernet networks. UTP cable is composed of four pairs of wires that are twisted around each other to reduce electrical interference.

20. 'The top level of the filing structure in a computer system. In Windows computers - the root directory of the hard drive is represented as C:.'

21. 'A server that handles all communications between the network and other networks - including managing Internet connectivity.'

22. A software holding area for printing jobs.

23. A Windows utility that checks for lost files and fragments as well as physical errors on a hard drive.

24. A program that manages the data between a computer's operating system and all the input and output devices attached to the computer; also responsible for loading the operating system (OS) from its permanent location on the hard drive to random access

25. 'Small blocks of memory - located directly on and next to the central processing unit (CPU) chip - that act as holding places for recently or frequently used instructions or data that the CPU accesses the most. When these instructions or data are sto

26. A computer that provides resources to other computers on a network.

27. 'An application program - such as Microsoft Project - that helps project managers generate charts and tables used to manage aspects of a project.'

28. The number of bits a video card uses to store data about each pixel on the monitor.

29. The process of installing only those features of a software program that a user wants on the hard drive.

30. 'A Windows utility (found in the Control Panel) that allows the user to create a duplicate copy of all the data on a hard drive (or just the folders and files the user specifies) and copy it to another storage device - such as a DVD or external hard

31. A business program used for storing sales and client contact information in one central database.

32. An active topology (meaning that data is retransmitted) in which the nodes connect to a central communications device called a switch. The switch receives a signal from the sending node and retransmits it to the node that should receive it.

33. The metal or plastic case that holds all the physical parts of the computer together - including the computer's processor (its brains) - its memory - and the many circuit boards that help the computer function.

34. An expansion card that is installed inside a system unit to translate binary data (the 1s and 0s the computer uses) into the images viewed on the monitor.

35. Cables made of copper wires that are twisted around each other and are surrounded by a plastic jacket (such as traditional home phone wire).

36. 'A program that provides traditional classroom tools - such as calendars and grade books - over the Internet - as well as areas for students to exchange ideas and information in chat rooms - discussion forums - and e-mail.'

37. An expansion card that provides the computer with a connection to the internet via conventional phone lines.

38. 'A private corporate network that is used exclusively by company employees to facilitate information sharing - database access - group scheduling - videoconferencing - and other employee and customer collaborations.'

39. A picture on a computer display that represents an object such as a software application or a file or folder.

40. A program that helps coordinate all print jobs being sent to the printer at the same time.

41. Software that turns an artificial environment into a realistic experience.

42. 'A network topology in which each node on the network is responsible for retransmitting the token - or the data - to other nodes.'

43. A power-management mode that saves the current state of the current system to the computer's hard drive.

44. An application program for creating dynamic slide shows such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.

45. A type of monitor that is lighter and more energy-efficient than a CRT monitor; often used with portbale computers such as notebooks.

46. Pernament storage - as in read-only memory (ROM).

47. One of the fastest ports available - moving data at 800Mbps.

48. A step-by-step guide that walks you through the necessary steps to complete a complicated task.

49. Connects the processor (CPU) in your computer to the system memory and allows data to your processor at a faster speed.

50. The process of connecting to a wireless network without the permission of the owner of the network.