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Operating Systems Vo

Operating Systems Vocab

32-Bit Operating System Type of operating system that processes 32 bits at a time
64-Bit Operating System Type of operating system that processes 64 bits at a time
Action Center A tool in Windows 7 that lists errors and issues that need attention
Administrator Account In windows, a user account that grants to the administrators rights and privileges to all hardware and software resources
Aero Peek Windows 7 feature that gives you a peek at the desktop when you move the mouse over the rectangle to the far-right side of the taskbar
Aero Shake Windows 7 features that minimizes all other windows except the one you shake
Aero Snap Windows 7 feature that automatically maximizes a window when you drag it to the top of the desktop or snaps to the side of the screen when you drag it there
Aero User Interface The Windows 7/Vista 3D user interface that gives a glassy appearance
Child Directories A directory or folder contained in another directory or folder.
Compressed (Zipped) Folder A folder with .zip extension that contains compressed files
Control Panel A window containing several small utility programs called applets
Desktop The initial screen that is displayed when an OS has a GUI loaded
Device Driver Small programs stored on the hard drive and installed in windows the tell windows how to communicate with user hardware / Printers/Phones
File Attributes The properties assigned to a file/ Read Only/ Hidden Status
File Extension The portion of the name of a file that indicates how the file is organized or formatted, the type of content in the file, and what program uses the file
Filename The first part of the name assigned to a file, which does not include the file extension
Folder Attributes The properties assigned to a folder
Folder A directory or folder contained in another directory or folder
Gadget A mini-app that appears on the windows 7 desktop or the Vista sidebar
Grafical User Interface (GUI) An interface that uses graphics as compared to a command-driven interface
Jump List Appears when right-clicking an icon in the Windows 7 taskbar and provides access to some of the major functions of the program
Library A collection of one or more folders that can be stored on different local drives or on a network
Navigation Pane In windows explorer or the computer window, pane on the left side of the womdpw where devices, drives, and folders are listening.
Network and Sharing Center The primary Windows 7/Vista utility used to manage network connections
Notification Area An area to the right of the taskbar that holds the icons for running services; these services include volume control and network connectivity
Operating System (OS) The software that controls a computer. An OS controls how system resources are used and provides a UI
Patches A minor update to software to fix an error, add a feature, or address security issues
Path A drive and list of directories pointing to a file
Root Directory The main directory, at the top of the top-down hierarchical structure of subdirectories, created when a hard drive or disk is formatted. In Linux, Its indicated by a forward slash. In DOS and Windows, it's indicated by a backward slash
Service A program that runs in the background to support or serve Windows or an application
Screen Resolution The number of pixels on the monitor screen expressed as two numbers such as 1650x1050
Service Pack A collection of several patches or updates that OS installed as a single update to an OS or application
Sidebar Located on the right side of the Vista desktop and displays Vista gadgets
Standard Account A user account that can use software and hardware but cannot make administrative changes
Subdirectory A directory or folder contained in another directory or folder.
System Information A Windows tool that provides details about a system, including installed hardware and software, the current system configuration, and currently running programs
System Tray An area to the right of the taskbar that holds the icons for running services; these services include volume control and network connectivity
System Window A window that displays brief and important information about installed hardware and software and gives access to important windows tools needed to support the system
Systray An area to the right of the taskbar that holds the icons for running services; these services include volume control and network connectivity
Taskbar A bar normally located at the bottom of the desktop, displaying information about open programs and providing quick access to others
User Account Control (UAC) Dialog Box A Windows 7/ Vista security feature that displays a dialog box when an event requiring administrative privileges is about to happen
Volume A primary partition that has been assigned a drive letter and can be formatted with a file system such as NTFS
Windows Experience Index A Windows 7/Vista feature that gives a summary index designed to measure the overall performance of a system on a scale from 1.0 to 9.9
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