- A multi-user, multi-tasking server operating system designed to
work in a secure, centrally administered computer network.
- Client/Server Architecture.
- A network architecture in which processing is split between workstations
(clients) and the server.
- DOS (MS-DOS).
- DOS (disk operating system) was the operating system software developed
for 16-bit Intel processors and shipped with the first IBM PCs, and
until the introduction of Microsoft Windows. DOS uses a command-line
- Macintosh Computer (Mac).
- A microcomputer platform manufactured primarily by Apple Computer
Inc. and based on a proprietary architecture. Mac OS introduced the
graphical user interface in 1984.
- Protected Mode.
- The processing mode introduced with Windows 3.0 that allows users
to access virtually unlimited amounts of memory.
- Windows 3.x.
- MS-DOS applications that switch Intel processors into protected
mode. The work with only 16 bits and use cooperative multitasking.
- Windows 95.
- A true operating system supporting 32-bit processing and featuring
- Windows 98.
- An improved version of Windows 95 offering better stability, improved
Internet connectivity and updated drivers for improved peripherals,
including DVD-ROM and USB connections.
- An operating system for Intel-based and other PCs that is a derivative
of Unix and available as freeware.
- File Manager.
- Utility software, such as Windows Explorer, that helps users locate,
rename, move, copy, and delete files.
- A named collection of data (such as a computer program, document,
or graphic) that exists on a storage medium.
- The part of a filename indicating the type of data in a file. The
extension follows the file-name and is separated from the filename
by a period.
- File Finder.
- An operating system utility that enables searching a computer for
files using a variety of criteria.
- Backup Utility.
- Programming that copies data from the hard disk to backup media,
often incrementally at specified intervals.
- Antivirus Software.
- A computer program used to scan a computer's memory and disks to
identify, isolate, and eliminate viruses.
- File Compression.
- A type of data compression that shrinks one or more files into
a single file that occupies less storage space than the files did