problem 1: prepare notes about five of the following. State the operating system and version to which you relate your answer.
b) Icons and other ways of activating software
c) Customizing the desktop display
d) File management
e) Printer definition files
a) Describe why an operating system is an essential part of the computer. Your answer should not just list facilities provided.
b) File management is one feature of an operating system. Describe five various tasks a USER can perform via commands (or other ways) that relate to disk files.
c) prepare notes about each of the given components of the Windows™ operating system. Suppose your answers are part of a training manual for beginners.
• Operation of the mouse and its different buttons
• Pull-down menus
problem 3: Assume that you wanted to make a database holding details of all your family and friends so that you could use it to extract details like name, full address, telephone number, birthday, e-mail address, favorites (ex: color/type of music) and so on.
a) Draw up a TABLE showing the fields essential for the highlighted information. You might need more than six fields for these six sets of information. Consider the intended use of this file – like the need to use the data to address envelopes automatically when sending letters/cards. For each field in your table, state:
• Field name
• Data type
• Reason for this choice of data type
• Typical ex of the data
b) Describe how you would first make the structure for this database.
c) You wish to send a greetings card to preferred people listed in the file. Describe how you could print a list of all people, with their birth dates, who have birthdays in the month of August.
d) At a later date, you wish to add a new field (relation) which might contain for instance: “friend”, “business” for work colleagues or “aunt” for family.
Describe how to add this additional field and as well how to enter a value for each person in the file.
problem 4: In the context of word processing, describe the given terms and describe how each is achieved:
a) Automatic paragraph numbering and bullets.
b) Cut and paste.
e) Preview document on screen.
f) Search and replace.