NP2010_IM_Chapter04

NP2010_IM_Chapter04 - New Perspectives on Computer Concepts...

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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010 Instructor’s Manual 1 of 17 Computer Concepts Chapter Four: Operating Systems and File Management A Guide to this Instructor’s Manual: We have designed this Instructor’s Manual to supplement and enhance your teaching experience through classroom activities and a cohesive chapter summary. This document is organized chronologically, using the same heading in blue that you see in the textbook. Under each heading you will find (in order): Lecture Notes that summarize the section, Figures and Boxes found in the section (if any), Teacher Tips, Classroom Activities, and Lab Activities. Pay special attention to teaching tips, and activities geared towards quizzing your students, enhancing their critical thinking skills, and encouraging experimentation within the software. In addition to this Instructor’s Manual, our Instructor’s Resources CD also contains PowerPoint Presentations, Test Banks, and other supplements to aid in your teaching experience. For your students: Our latest online feature, CourseCasts, is a library of weekly podcasts designed to keep your students up to date with the latest in technology news. Direct your students to http://coursecasts.course.com , where they can download the most recent CourseCast onto their mp3 player. Ken Baldauf, host of CourseCasts, is a faculty member of the Florida State University Computer Science Department where he is responsible for teaching technology classes to thousands of FSU students each year. Ken is an expert in the latest technology and sorts through and aggregates the most pertinent news and information for CourseCasts so your students can spend their time enjoying technology, rather than trying to figure it out. Open or close your lecture with a discussion based on the latest CourseCast. Table of Contents Chapter Objectives 2 Section A: Operating System Basics 3 Section B: Today’s Operating Systems 4 Section C: File Basics 8 Section D: File Management 10 Section E: Backup Security 14 Glossary of Key Terms 18
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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010 Instructor’s Manual 2 of 17 Chapter Objectives Students will have mastered the material in Chapter Four when they can answer the following questions: List and describe the four main resources that an operating system manages. Explain the significance of multitasking, multithreading, and multiprocessing. Explain the term memory leak , and describe what you can do if one occurs on your PC. Describe five tasks for which you must interact directly with the operating system. Describe the basic elements of a graphical user interface and contrast them with the elements of a command- line interface. Watch your computer while it boots and
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course CS 343 taught by Professor Katzman during the Spring '09 term at ITT Tech Tucson.

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