MSIS final review

MSIS final review - MSIS Review Guide (SCV) Ch. 1 Blog...

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MSIS Review Guide (SCV) Ch. 1 Blog – Informal Web site consisting of time-stamped articles, or posts, in a diary or journal format, usually listed in reverse chronological order. Blog is short for weblog. CPU – Electronic component on a computer’s motherboard that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer. Also called a processor. GUI – Type of user interface that allows a user to interact with software using text, graphics, and visual images, such as icons. Network – Collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media, allowing computers to share resources. Operating system – Set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices. Ch. 2 FTP (File Transfer Protocol) – Internet standard that permits file uploading and downloading with other computers on the Internet. IP Address – A number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the Internet. Plug-in – Program that extends the capability of a browser; often used to enhance multimedia. Podcast – Recorded audio, usually an MP3 file, stored on a Web site that can be downloaded to a computer or a portable media player such as an iPod. Server – Computer that controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage are for programs, data, and information. Tabbed browsing – Web browser feature where the top of the browser displays a tab for each Web page you open. Thumbnail – Small version of a larger graphic. MP3 – Format that reduces an audio file to about 1/10 of its original size, while preserving much of the original quality of the sound.
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Copyright – Exclusive rights given to authors and artists to duplicate, publish, and sell their materials. Digital rights management – Strategy designed to prevent illegal distribution of music and other digital content. Uploading – Process of transferring documents, graphics, and other objects from a computer to a server on the Internet. Downloading – Process of a computer receiving information, such as a Web page, from a server on the Internet. Wi-Fi – Short for wirelessly fidelity; wireless network that uses radio signals to provide Internet connections to wireless computers and devices. Wiki – Collaborative Website that allows users to create, add to, modify, or delete the Web Site content via their Internet browser. Ch. 3 Application software – Program designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks. System software – Programs that control or maintain the operations of a computer and its devices. Utility program – Type of system software that allows a user to perform maintenance-
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