Chapter 5 Matching

Match the definitions with the terms in the box to the right by entering the letter for each term next to its correct definition below. When you are finished, check your answers. You can refresh this page to try a new matching activity.

a. backup program
b. character based interface
c. device driver
d. driver
e. file compression utility
f. folder
g. language translator
h. platform
i. pointer
j. stand-alone operating system

1.A utility program that helps protect you from the affects of a disk failure by making a copy of selected or all files that have been saved onto a disk.
2.In older operating systems the user communicated with the operating system through written commands such as"Copy A: assign.doc to C:".
3.Every device that is connected to the computer has a special program associated with it called a device driver, which allows communication between the operating system and the device.
4.Programs that reduce the size of files so as to require less storage on the computer and can be sent more efficiently over the Internet. Examples of such programs are Win Zip and Wizard.
5.A named area on a disk that is used to store related subfolders and files.
6.Converts programming instructions into a machine language that can be processed by a computer.
7.Handheld direct-entry device used to read special characters on price tags. Also known as Wand Readers.
8.For a monitor, a pointer is typically displayed as an arrow and controlled by a mouse. For a database, a pointer is a connection between parent node and child node in a hierarchical database.
9.Also called desktop operating systems, a type of operating system that controls a single desktop or notebook computer.

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