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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
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2. This is the term for loading an operating system into memory. What is it?
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3. Its new name is the Spanish word for "view." What was it called originally?
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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.)
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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."
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6. What company's operating system code names have included "Cheetah," "Puma," and "Panther?"
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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.)
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8. What year was the first version of Windows introduced?
a. 1978
b. 1985
c. 1991
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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?
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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?
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This was last updated in July 2008
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