1. What do the following stand for?
|1. GUI a. graphic user interface b. graphical user interface c. graphical users interface 2. OS a. operating system b. operation system c. operating systematization 3. WIMP a. windows, information, menus, pointer b. windows, icons, memory, pointer c. windows, icons, menus, pointer|
2. Decide which of the expressions below best describe a graphical user interface (GUI).
|user-friendly slow attractive text-based complex graphics-based|
3. Which elements of a GUI would you need to click on to carry out the following tasks?
|1. To open a letter that you'd been writing in Word. document icon / program icon 2. To launch your internet browser software. folder icon / program icon 3. To move up and down through a window. drop-down menu / scroll bar 4. To restart or shut down your computer. menu bar / hard drive icon|
5. To find out how much space is left on your C: drive. program icon / hard drive icon
4. Identify these interface elements of Apple Macintosh programs.
5. Complete this extract from a wiki entry about Windows Vista.
|improvement visual developed vulnerability tools networking viruses features|
Windows Vista is an operating system 1... by Microsoft for use on personal computers. Developmentwas completed on November 8, 2006; over the next three months it was released in stages to computer manufacturers, business customers, and shops. On January 30, 2007, it was released worldwide to the general public, and was made available for purchase and download direct from Microsoft. The release of Windows Vista comes more than five years after the introduction of Windows XP.
Vista contains hundreds of new and improved 2... The most significant include an updated GUI and 3... style called Windows Aero, improved search features, new multimedia creation 4..., and completely redesigned 5..., audio, print, and display sub-systems. However, perhaps the greatest 6... has been to security. Windows XP suffered from 7... to 8... and malware, and it will be interesting to see to what extent this has been addressed in Vista.
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