chap 6 checkpoint - COSC 1301-102 2/12/08 Chapter 6...

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COSC 1301-102 2/12/08 Chapter 6 Checkpoint cont. Short Answer 1a. A cold boot is when you are turning on a computer that has been powered off completely. A warm boot is the process of using the operating system to restart the computer. A warm boot properly closes any running processes and programs; however, it does not save any unsaved work. 1b. A memory resident part of an operating system means it remains in memory while the computer is running. A nonresident memory means the instructions remain on the hard disk until they are needed. 2a. A user interface controls how you enter data and instructions and how information is displayed on the screen. 2b. In a command-line interface, a user types commands or presses special keys on the keyboard to enter data and instructions. They often are difficult to use because they require exact spelling, grammar, and punctuation. However, they do give a user more control to manage detailed settings. A graphical user interface involves you interacting
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COSC COSC 1301 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at Alamo Colleges.

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chap 6 checkpoint - COSC 1301-102 2/12/08 Chapter 6...

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