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Computers within an organization can be connected over the

Intranet is a private and secure network that shares data and resources internally within an organization. A separate protocol is used to facilitate communication internally.
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Only one of these is a programming language

BASIC is one of the simplest forms of programming languages developed for use on personal computers. The acronym stands for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
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Viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware are types of

All of these are malicious software designed to damage and disable computer systems. These software programs can infiltrate a personal computing system without the user's knowledge.
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It’s a security system that monitors traffic to and from a network

A firewall acts as the first line of defense for a computing system. It blocks malicious software or users from gaining unauthorized access to a system connected to the internet.
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This device allows you to connect your computer to a network

A LAN adapter is the most common and generic name for a Network Interface Card that allows users to connect a computer to a network.
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Who is known as the ‘Father of Computing’?

Charles Babbage is called the Father of Computing because he came up with the concept for a digital programmable computer. However, the computer could not be built while he was alive due to funding issues. In 1910, his son, Henry Babbage, built a hand-operated printing calculator based on Charles Babbage's concept of an Analytical Engine.
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Which of these is a database programming language?

SQL consists of limited commands to create, alter, and administer databases. It has a variety of applications, ranging from government databses to e-commerce sites.
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This is the most common keyboard layout used around the world

While there are alternative keyboard layouts that are slightly more efficient than QWERTY, it is still quite popular. A fun fact: Did you know that the word 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be made using the letters from a single row (the top row) in QWERTY?
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This file format supports lossless data compression

ZIP is not the only file format used for compressing files, but it is among the most common ones used worldwide. Popular alternatives include RAR, ARC, ARJ, and CAN among others.
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WordPress, LINUX, and Apache are examples of what type of software?

Open-source software are available for public access, and all open-source programs can be modified and shared with no or limited restrictions on modifications.
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This antivirus function secures your computer from a malicious virus attack

A Quarantine puts the malicious file or program in isolated storage on your computer. The host system stays secure as quarantined files cannot infect or damage any installed programs.
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Which one of these is not an example of early computers?

BIOS stands for basic input/output system. It is a software that can be accessed to change how a device works or to troubleshoot problems.
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Which of these operating systems is now obsolete?

IBM OS/2 was developed by both the Microsoft corporation and IBM to operate the second generation of IBM personal computers in 1987.
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The latest version of Internet Explorer 11 runs on which operating system?

Internet Explorer 11 runs on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems. Microsoft offers full support only for IE 11 and has discontinued support for the older versions of the web browser.
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Apple computers only run this operating system

All Apple computers and laptops feature MacOS by default. macOS Mojave is the latest version of macOS launched by the tech giant. It supports several models of iMac, Mac mini, and MacBooks.
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Which of these browsers is currently unsupported?

Netscape Navigator was the flagship product of Netscape Communications Corporation and was one of the most dominant web browsers before today's favorites like Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
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Which of these is a peripheral device?

External drives are peripheral storage devices that can be used to store high volumes of data. These devices can be connected to a computer using a basic USB port.
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Only one of these storage formats is now obsolete

The Zip drive is a floppy disk storage system that was developed in 1994 with an initial capacity of 100MB. It was popular in the 90s, but was discontinued in 2003 when new storage formats were developed.
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You will need this hardware to run a CD/DVD on your computer

An optical drive can be used to read, write, and transfer data onto storage formats like CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.
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This memory module is used to store information temporarily

Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of the most important components of a computing system. It stores temporary information to help run an application or software.
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Microsoft Excel is what type of computer software?

Microsoft Excel was first launched for the Macintosh in 1985. The first Windows version was introduced in 1987. Earlier versions of Excel had some cool easter eggs like a 3D flight simulator and a racing action game.
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One of this software is a security application

Norton 360 is an antivirus program designed by Symantec Corporation. It provides comprehensive security solutions for computers, laptops, and smartphones.
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You use this to force shut applications

CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+Esc are the easiest ways of opening a task manager in the Windows operating system to manage applications and processes that have become non responsive.
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Which of these was the first commercially available personal computer?

Created in 1970, only 50 units of the Kenbak-1 were ever built, before Apple and other tech companies came up with better variants of personal computers.
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In which year was the Apple Macintosh released?

The Macintosh, more commonly known as the Mac, is one of the most popular series of computers developed by Apple. It was the first commerically successful computer to feature a graphical user interface.
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Who was the third partner when Apple Computer was founded?

Ronald Wayne was one of the co-founders of Apple Computer. He illustrated the original logo and wrote the manual for Apple I.
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Which was the Macintosh to support a color display?

The Macintosh II was the first ever personal computer with a color display. Apple introduced it in 1987 and it was succeeded by upgraded models including the Macintosh IIx and the Macintosh IIcx.
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Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was defeated by which computer?

Deep Blue was a chess playing computer developed by IBM, and it was the first computer to defeat the reigning world champion, Garry Kasparov, with time controls set during the match.
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What is the upcoming rumored version of Windows OS for new device types?

Microsoft has hinted at the launch of a lightweight operating system of Windows designed for dual-screen and Chromebook-like devices rumored to be named Windows Lite.
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CGI is the acronym for

The common gateway interface (CGI) passes on a web user's request to an application and receives data that is then forwarded to the active user on a web server.

Know your OS from your HDD? Find out!

From connecting people round the world to helping us discover worlds beyond our own, computers have enhanced our lives in unimaginable ways. But how well do you know this marvelous piece of technology? Take this quiz and update your knowledge of the electronic brain

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