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IT 12 Operating Systems
True/False: Answer the following questions by choosing True or False.
1. UNIX is a single-user OS for older mainframe computers.
2. DOS was designed to recognize only 640 KB of RAM.
3. Windows 3.x replaced DOS as the operating system of computers on
which it was installed.
4. Windows NT was developed as a replacement for DOS but was too
big to run on most PCs.
5. Windows 98 is a completely different operating system than
Windows 95.
6. Windows 2000 is a combination of Windows 98 and Windows NT
Multiple Choice: Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
1. Windows 3.x is an operating system that used an _____ .
a) active desktop
b) command line interface
c) graphical user interface
2. _____ is an operating system created by Microsoft and Ibm, and marketed by IBM for
use on Intel-based computers.
a) unix
b) linux
c) os/2
3. The _____ operating system can run on systems with a lot of different types of
processors and comes in both a workstation and a server version.
a) windows NT
b) windows 2000
c) linux
4. In Windows 98, the feature _____ lets you browse the Internet and local resources in a
similar manner.
a) GUI
b) Active desktop
c) USB
5. The primary attraction(s) of Linux is: _____ .
a) it can be run on almost any computer
b) it’s free
c) both of the above
1. What are the 4 jobs of an operating system?
2. What does MS-Dos stand for?
3. Why did the MAC operating system become so popular when it was released?
4. What are the different 2 versions of NT?
5. How did Windows 3.x differ from DOS?
6. How is Windows 95 different from Windows 3.x?
7. How is Windows 98 better than windows 95?
8. What features make Windows 2000 the best windows operating system yet?
9. What features make Windows NT a powerful, high-end operating system?
10. Why are Unix and Linux so widely used for Internet applications and servers?
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