CGS2100 Midterm

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  1. public domain
    The status of software (or other created works) that are not protected by copyright
  2. byte
    Eight binary digits (bits).
  3. nonvolatile storage
    Permanent storage, as in read-only memory (ROM).
  4. organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display
    uses organic compounds to produce light when exposed to an electric current. OLEDs do not require a backlight to function and therefore use less power.
  5. random access memory (RAM)
    The computer’s temporary storage space or short-term memory.
  6. read-only memory (ROM)
    Memory chips that store data and instructions that cannot be changed or erased; it holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up.
  7. sleep mode
    A low-power mode that saves your computer settings where you left off.
  8. volatile storage
    Temporary storage, such as in random access memory (RAM). When the power is off, the data in volatile storage is cleared out.
  9. aggregator
    A software program that goes out and grabs the latest update of Web material (usually podcasts) according to your specifications.
  10. Boolean operator
    A word used to refine logical searches. For Internet searches, the words AND, NOT, and OR describe the relationships between keywords in the search.
  11. breadcrumb list
    A list that shows the hierarchy of previously viewed Web pages within the Web site that you are currently visiting. Shown at the top of some Web pages, it aids Web site navigation.
  12. metasearch engine
    A metasearch engine, such as Dogpile, searches other search engines rather than individual Web sites.
  13. spider
    A program that constantly collects information on the Web, following links in Web sites and reading Web pages. Get name because they crawl over the Web using multiple “legs” to visit many sites.
  14. subject directory
    A structured outline of Web sites organized by topics and subtopics.
  15. bloatware
    The pre-installed software (often trial versions) on a new computer.
  16. copyleft
    A simplified licensing scheme that enables copyright holders to grant certain rights to a work while retaining other rights.
  17. freeware
    Any copyrighted software that can be used for free.
  18. open source software
    Program code made publicly available for free; it can be copied, distributed, or changed without the stringent copyright protections of proprietary software products.
  19. shareware
    Software that enables users to “test” the software by running it for a limited time free of charge.
  20. Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Software that is delivered on demand over the Internet.
  21. vertical market software
    Software that is developed for and customized to a specific industry’s needs. Opposite to software that is useful across a range of industries.
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CGS2100 Midterm
2011-10-25 06:13:18
CGS2100 Midterm

FSU CGS2100 Midterm
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