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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 4 CS 30 Introduction to Computers and the Internet Fall 2009 Midterm Study Guide Professor: Norman Brenner Midterm Time: Monday Nov 2 Class Location: Rome B-104 Computers What is a computer? How is it different from any other machine? How can business use computers to do work better than with paper? In what decade did computers appear? In what decade did small personal computers appear? Which companies make personal computers today? Name several areas of work which are revolutionized or tremendously improved by the use of computers. What roles are played by programmers and end-users? What sizes do computers come in? Operating Systems How are OS's like traffic rules, or governments? What problems would arise if individual computer programs did not run inside an operating system? What operating systems are in current use? Which is most popular? What is a GUI, and what difference does it make for users? How can several people use the same computer at once? How can several programs run on the same computer at once? How are files of data stored inside the computer? Software b2e592529873e0eb47efd0655cb4e6e193438085.doc Last Saved: Sun, 2009-Nov-01 Page 2 of 4 What does software do?Or better, what can computers do without software? Software can What does software do?...
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