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UTILITY PROGRAM

(PERISIAN UTILITI) Click to edit Master subtitle style

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Utility Program
Allows

a user to perform maintenance-type tasks. related to managing a computer, its devices, or its program
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Usually

File management Diagnostic


WinZip)

(Finder, Windows Explorer)

(Disk Defragmenter, Disk Utility) (Stuffit Expander, WinRar,

File compression

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File Managent

Each computer has a memory micro different from one another. Each software has or requires a type or category of a different memory. Memory Management Software is a software utility that helps a user to define or manage the memory requirements of a computer system more 4/18/12

allows

the totality of memory space available on a computer system used in throughly and computer systems that may be running faster and powerful of file management utility program is MEmmaker

Example

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Utility Anti-Virus
Viruses

can cause you to lose data, damage to computer software and computer hardware damage Utility can be used to avoid or overcome the virus attacks of Norton Anti-Virus, Dr. Solomons Anti-Virus Toolkits, PC Cillin, McAfees Virus 4/18/12

Anti-Virus

Example

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Diagnostic System
Utility

software-based diagnostic system is usually given along with the computer system. along with a document explaining the features of the hardware for computer systems. can be used in particular for doing the diagnostic on the system to solve technical problems4/18/12 may occur happen that

It

Most

of the diagnostic software to provide reports for each diagnostic happens if there are any problems. new report and past reports will be used to make comparisons to find differences Compaq Diagostics

The

Example:

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Backup
If

your computer's hard drive fails and your data can not be opened What are you doing? or dreamy???

Cries

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Important The

for the long term.

concept is similar to the concept of backup copy of important files to duplicate if the original file affected by the problem of this utility is Norton Back-up from Symantec Corporation and Colorado Scheduler 4/18/12

Example

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Data & Space Recovery


Utility

is for recovery data/ space is used for improving the data or the location on the disk problem. can be damaged by viruses, disk problem, power supply interruptions. Norton Disk Doctor and Microsoft Scandisk
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Data

Example:

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File compression
During

the work with your computer system, more and more programs or new data will be entered or generated. programs or data will cause you to be a small storage. of this type will act to compress data and create additional storage space needed
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Group Utility

Format

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Defragmentation
The

hard disk is not treated with care will experience a "fragmentation" of a situation where data is stored in the scattered disk. situation will delay the process of retrieving and writing data to it. situation must be overcome to improve the access and full 4/18/12

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Open Source Software

Open source software is computer software that the source code is available for users to study, change, and improve the software.

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Proprietary vs Open Source


Proprietary
Need to buy. Belongs to a company or organization. Closed. User cannot view. Aspects
License Ownership

Open Source
Free to use and distribute. Belongs to public.

Open for users to Source Code view, modify and redistribute.


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How does a personal computer boot up?


Step 1. Power supply Step 4. Results of POST are

sends signal to components in system unit


Step 2. Processor

compared with data in CMOS chip


Step 5. BIOS looks for system files

accesses BIOS to start computer


Step 3. BIOS runs tests,

on a USB drive, in floppy disk drive or CD/DVD drive, and then hard disk
Step 6. Kernel (core) of operating

called the POST, to check components such as mouse, keyboard, and adapter cards

system loads into RAM


Step 7. Operating system loads

configuration information and displays desktop on screen

Source: Discovering Computers 4/18/12

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