Browse Definitions:
Quiz

Quiz: Operating Systems

Quiz: Operating Systems


Chances are, you rely on one of these on a daily basis, but how much do you know about them? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of operating systems and associated technologies.

1. What does the "X" stand for in OS X?
a. extreme
b. extensible
c. extra
d. ten
Answer

2. This is the term for loading an operating system into memory. What is it?
Answer

3. Its new name is the Spanish word for "view." What was it called originally?
Answer

4. "There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and ________. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." What operating system was Jeremy Anderson talking about? (Hint: It originated at Bell Labs in 1969 as an interactive time-sharing system.)
Answer

5. DOS was the first widely-installed operating system for personal computers. What does DOS stand for?
a. Digital Operating System
b. Disk Operating System
c. Desktop Operating System
d. It's an abbreviation of the word "doors."
Answer

6. What company's operating system code names have included "Cheetah," "Puma," and "Panther?"
Answer

7. Linux is a Unix-like operating system designed to offer PC users a free or very low-cost operating system comparable to Unix. Is "Linux" short for anything? (Hint: Scroll to the end of the definition for the answer.)
Answer

8. What year was the first version of Windows introduced?
a. 1978
b. 1985
c. 1991
Answer

9. The operating system, along with its coordinating program, and the hardware that performs logic operations and manages data movement all combine to make up the ______________. What is it?
Answer

10. OS/390 is the IBM operating system most commonly installed on its S/390 line of mainframe server. What operating system did it evolve from?
Answer

 

How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!

This was last updated in July 2008

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • black hat

    Black hat refers to a hacker who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent.

  • copyright

    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

  • keylogger (keystroke logger or system monitor)

    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and ...

SearchHealthIT

  • population health management (PHM)

    Population health management (PHM) is a discipline within the healthcare industry that studies and facilitates care delivery ...

  • ICD-10-PCS

    The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) is a U.S. cataloging system for...

  • U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

    The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the largest biomedical library in the world.

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

SearchStorage

  • USB flash drive

    A USB flash drive -- also known as a stick, thumb or pen drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash ...

  • open source storage

    Open source storage is data storage software developed in a public, collaborative manner that permits the free use, distribution ...

  • CompactFlash card (CF card)

    A CompactFlash card (CF card) is a memory card format developed by SanDisk in 1994 that uses flash memory technology to store ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

Close