Computers Final Exam

The major carriers of network traffic on the Internet are known collectively as the ______.
Internet backbone.
________ is the process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access and use a file while it is transmitting.
Streaming
A cable _____ allows access to high-speed Internet services through the cable television network.
modem
Together, hardware, software, data, people, and procedures comprise a(n) _____ system.
information
A wiki ________.
is usually open to modification by the general public.
On a network, the major difference between the server and client computers is that the server ordinarily has______.
more power, more storage space, and expanded communication capabilities.
_________ is/are the steps that tell the computer how to perform a particular task.
Instructions
To browse the Web, you need a _______.
computer that is connected to the Internet and that has a Web browser.
A(n)_______ provider is a business that provides individuals and companies access to the Internet for free or for a fee.
Access
A Web ___ is a collection of related Web pages and associated items, such as documents and pictures, stored on a Web server.
Site
A computing phrase- known as ________-points out that the accuracy of a computer’s output depends on the accuracy of the input.
garbage in, garbage out.
Although it is an easy and inexpensive way for users to connect to the Internet, ______ is slow-speed technology.
dial-up connection
All of the following are advantages of using computers except _______.
impact on the labor force.
When a user specifies a domain name, a _______ translates the domain name to its associated IP address so data can route to the correct computer.
DNS server
________ is an unsolicited e-mail message or newsgroup posting to many recipients or newsgroups at once.
Spam
According to netiquette, Internet users should assume all material is accurate and up to date.
False
The difference between a wiki and a blog is that users cannot modify original posts made by the blogger.
True
Application software serves as the interface between the user, the system software, and the computer hardware.
False
With weights that exceed 100 tons, desktop computers can store more than 20, 000 times the data and information than an average supercomputer.
False
With current storage devices, like the hard drive shown, a computer can transfer data quickly from