Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 5 (System Software) -- Buzzwords

Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 5 (System Software) -- Buzzwords

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.
Backup and RestoregadgetsTask Manager
Disk CleanuplibrariesTask Scheduler
Disk DefragmenterLinuxutility programs
Error-checkingMac OSvirtual memory
file managementoperating systemWindows Explorer
filesplatform 
foldersSafe Mode 

Instructions: Fill in the blanks using the words from the Word Bank above.

Vincent used (1) to automatically schedule and run several (2) , those special-function programs that help with routine computer maintenance and repairs. Despite regularly running (3) to help realign scattered file fragments on the hard drive, and (4) to remove any unnecessary files, Vincent knew his computer was becoming progressively more sluggish. Vincent found he had to use the (5) more frequently to check on programs that had stopped running, or to boot his system into (6) so that he could perform further diagnostics while the computer was running in a limited state. Furthermore, Vincent knew with only 1 GB of RAM, his system was using (7) and optimizing RAM storage by borrowing hard drive space. Vincent knew a hard drive error could happen at any time, so he had made a complete copy of his hard drive using Window’s (8) utility.
He relied on the (9) tools to create an organized file system. He regularly created (10) to better organize his files. He had been hearing lots of good reviews of Windows 7, Microsoft’s new (11) software, and in particular its additional file management feature, (12) , where he could access files, such as his pictures, from multiple locations in his computer system, without having to save them in a single folder. But many of his friends liked working with (13) , the Apple operating system. Both the PC and Mac operating systems included desktop features that Vincent found helpful, especially (14) or Widgets, the mini-programs that enable quick access to tools and activities such as calendars, stock prices, or weather indicators. Vincent wasn’t sure which (15) he would buy—a PC or a Mac—but he knew he needed to make a decision soon.