IT 190 Foundations IT

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Do not forget, whenever you look up information, you need to cite your sources! Please copy and paste the full URL of any website you use in researching your answers to the following questions. If you use your book, please place the page number from your book in parentheses next to the answer.

Please note that the remaining Units are not Master Learning Units.  Therefore, you will not have the opportunity to resubmit the remaining assignments.  Please make sure that you put forth your best effort before making your submission as you will only have one chance to submit your remaining assignments.

Unit 6 assignment

  1. What is the difference between operating software and application software?

    1. List 3 different brands of operating system

    2. List one example of each brand (i.e., Microsoft Windows XP – note, you may not use XP as an example).

    3. List the hard disk space, RAM, and processor requirements of each example you listed above.

  2. Describe the basic functions of the operating system.

  3. In your own words define virtual memory and describe how it works.

  4. Explain the differences between CD, DVD, and BD:

    1. What is the storage capacity (range) of each medium. Remember to cite your sources!

    2. In your own words, explain the difference between the laser in a BD Drive and a DVD or CD drive. How does this affect the storage capacity of the disc? Remember to cite your sources!

  5. Final Project: In the past couple of units you learned about operating system software and hardware. Review the Final Project and consider the following:

    1. Will you use the same operating system software for all computers in the company? What operating system software will you choose? (Remember to include the edition and license)

    2. Visit several sites and select a computer system that is appropriate for the employees in your company. If different groups have different requirements you may need to choose more than one system (for instance, if your graphics group will require different computers than your accountants). Copy and paste the specifications for your computer choice.

Is the included operating system appropriate for use on your company network? How do you know?

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