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CSCI 1201 Study guide # 1 (Ch1, Ch2, and Ch3) Fall 2016 Chapter 1(A,B,C,E), Chapter 2 (A,B,C,D,E), Chapter 3 (A,B,C,D,E) True/False Indicate whether the statement is true or false. 1. The digital revolution became a significant factor in the 1980s but ended in the 1990s when the “dot com” bubble burst. 2. Facebook and Twitter are examples of social networking options. 3. Privacy advocates fear that digital technologies are fundamentally changing our expectation of what is private and what is not. 4. An operating system is an example of application software. 5. The purpose of a server is to serve computers on a network. 6. The number 9 can be considered a character. 7. Because most digital devices are electronic, bits take the form of electrical pulses. 8. Trojans are computer programs that seem to perform one function while actually doing something else. 9. To ensure you can remember your password it is a good idea to base it on information you can easily remember such as your birthday. 10. You should always use a different password for every account. 11. The system unit is the case that holds a computer’s main circuit boards, microprocessor, memory, power supply, and storage devices. 12. The term “form factor” refers to the size and dimensions of a component, such as a system board. 13. Currently, there are three personal computer platforms: PC, Mac, and Linux. 14. The Intel i7 1.6 GHz processor is faster than the i5 2.4 GHz processor. 15. Processors with a smaller word size can process more data during each processor cycle. 16. RAM is volatile, which means it must constantly receive electric power to hold data. 17. Storage capacity usually is measured in gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB). 18. The speeds of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drives are all measured on the same scale, based upon the original 1.2 megabits per second data transfer rate of the first CD drives. 19. A keyboard is an example of a pointing device. 20. The item marked E in the accompanying figure is an Ethernet network port. 21. CAD software is designed to be used by architects and engineers. 22. When devices record your location, there is no possibility of abuse.
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CSCI 1201 Study guide # 1 (Ch1, Ch2, and Ch3) Fall 2016 23. Utility software includes diagnostics that track down and fix disk errors. 24. Spreadsheets have built-in formulas. 25. A jailbreak lasts until you accept a software update from Apple. 26. If you purchase software, it belongs to you, and you can do what you want, including copying it. 27. Executable files have an .exe extension. 28. Files that are zipped contain consolidated files that are compressed and ready to execute. 29. A zombie is a computer under the control of a bad bot. 30. Antivirus software does not require any updates. Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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