Computer Operating Systems
Urban Voice -- Instructor: Lenny Bailes
Day 38 Agenda
1. Questions from A+ Practice Tests
2. Chapter 11Concepts: check answers to questions on p. 490-493.
Burn-once CD technology is called _______
Burn-many times CD technology is called _______
Burn-once DVD technology is called ______
Three burn-many times DVD technologies are ___, ____, ____
The biggest disadvantage of using tape drives for backup is _______________
The advantage of tape drives over CD and hard disk media is ________________.
IDE Tape Drives use the _________ interface. IDE tape drives are usually
slower/faster than SCSI tape drives.
Two common standards for tape drive backup cartridges are ____ and _______.
Two common removable drive standards produced by the Iomega company are:
_____ drives, which can hold either ____ or ____ MB of data and _____ drives,
which can hold ___ or ___ GB of data.
3. Intro to Windows 98 OS (A+ in Depth, Chapter 12)
a) The architecture of the Win 9.x operating system is divided into two components:
the _____ relates to user features and running applications; the _______ (or ____) is
responsible for interacting with the computer's hardware devices.
b) To boot the computer, the Kernel modules of Win9.x control ____________________
c) After the OS loads, the Shell uses two components:
The User files control________________________________________________
The GDI files ______________________________________________________
d) Applications, such as ______________, request services from the operating system
through a set of rules called an _________________________________________.
The applications run in protected pockets of computer memory called ____________.
The main memory pocket for running Windows applications is called _____________.
Where do DOS applications run? ___________________ . (See Andrews, p. 498-499)
e) Disk access under Windows 9.x is controlled by __________________.
Plug and Play resource assignments are controlled by ______________.
The architecture for managing device drivers is called ______________.
4. Installing Windows 98
See class handouts and this link for detailed screen-by-screen descriptions.
Describe the two basic types of Windows 98 installation:
__________ install, which ignores a current OS on your hard disk and __________
_________ install, which _____________________________________________
5. Lab Work
During your lab work, I'll check with you individually on the progress of your oral presentation
research projects. Specifically, you should have your list of topics to discuss and a rough estimate
of what you'll cover and how much time you plan to spend on each point.
Examine the AGP slot in your computer to determine if it's AGP 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0.
Finish installing and testing sound card
See Day 37 Agenda.
See Day 37 Agenda.
Meyers Windows 9.x Labs
Start going through the Win9.x labs in Meyers Chapter 10, beginning
with Lab 10.1 on page 118 and the supplemental windows lab exercises in our class
Work on research projects. Have a list of important points related to
your topic ready for discussion with instructor.
Continue reading A+ in Depth Chapter 12, Supporting Windows 9x
Chapter 12 that you want to discuss in class. (Pay particular attenn tion to the
table on page 521, we'll explore these features in lab sessions.)
If you have Windows 9.x installed, at home, you may want to go over the
keyboard shortcuts listed in the table on p.523
Have answers to ch. 12 questions, 1-18 on p. 563-563 ready for Team Contest tomorrow.
Take A+ practice tests on the Core Exam. Install the CD in the
back of your book and see Passitnow, MCMCSE and other websites.