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Introduction to the Operating System, Computer Systems, and Networks

Access Keys shortcut keys
Application Software any program that processes data for the user
Close process of quitting the open window or application
Cursor insertion point in a document in the form of a blinking vertical line on the screen
Default the current setting or action taken by hardware or software if the user has not specified otherwise
Folder location to save a document and organize many files
Hardware machinery and equipment
Input Device hardware used to enter various types of data into a computer
Log In the process of gaining entry into a computer or network
Maximize make window larger
Minimize make window smaller; shrink to an icon on the taskbar
Mouse hardware used to move cursor around a document or select menus
Network a system that transmits any combination of voice, video, or data between users
Operating System the software that runs on a computer that is responsible for file management, disks, peripherals, and the general operation of the computer system
Output Device hardware that lets the user view or hear processed data
Password keyword used to access information on a network, Web site, etc.
Restore to refresh or bring back to original position or size
Save the process of name and storing a file for use at a later time
Save As the process of renaming a file that already exists
Shortcut Keys keyboard combinations used to perform certain tasks
Shut-down the process of closing all applications and the operating system
Software instructions for the computer
Standalone PC a computer that is not permanently connected to a local area network or a wide area newtork
Start-up the process of turning on a computer and logging into the operating system
System Software software made up of control programs
Taskbar an onscreen toolbar that displays the active applications
Text File a file that holds text without any formatting and can be opened in numerous applications
LAN local area network
WAN wide area network
Created by: Janla1984