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Module 1 Lesson 8

Vocabulary Words

administrative rights Permission to make changes on a computer system
administrator account A collection of info. that determines which files you can access and which settings you use
operating system (OS) System software that provides an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware
driver a small program that instructs the operating system on how to operate specific hardware
file system determines the way an operating system stores files on disk
embedded operating system similar in principle to operating systems such as windows and linux, embedded operating systems are smaller and generally less capable than desktop operating systems
emulation card a card that provides the ability for the computer to run a program that was designed for a different operating system
handhled operating system operating system for mobile devices
Linux a variant of the UNIX operating system
Mac OS X The Macintosh operating system
Palm OS an operating system that runs on Palm handhelds and other third-party devices
system administrator a user who has an administrator account
UNIX operating ystem developed by AT& is considered portable, meaning it can run on just any hardware platform
Windows Embedded CE an operating system designed for devices such as digital cameras, security robots, intelligent appliances,gaming devices,GPS,and set-top boxes
Windows Mobile a version of the Windows operating system that runs on smart phones and other types of handheld computers.
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