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08 - Device Drivers

 1. Complete the blanks: a device driver ____ or ____ I/O devices attached to the computer.

  imitates/contrasts

  stores/uses

  operates/controls

  lends/borrows

 2. Hardware and software are generally produced by the same person, so you don't need to worry about communication between one and the other.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 3. Complete the blank: a device driver provides an _____ between the operating system and other programs and a device.
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  integer

  interval

  interface

  intercom

 4. Device drivers are required for external hardware only (e.g. printer) and are unnecessary for internal hardware (e.g. hard disk or sound card).

  FALSE

  TRUE

 5. In MS Windows, the device drivers will be listed in the …

  event log

  task bar

  registry

  disk manager

 6. There might be more than one device driver between the application software and the hardware. Multiple device drivers working together are called a …

  loop

  assembly

  tower

  stack

 7. An advantage of a device driver is that it will always work fine, even if the hardware or software have been updated.
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  TRUE

  FALSE

 8. Virtual device drivers are used to _______ devices.

  reprogram

  imitate

  emulate

  copy

 9. Virtual device drivers can be used to make a guest operating system think it is accessing real hardware.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 10. Virtual device drivers are also essential for virtual private networks.

  TRUE

  FALSE