Comparing Word-Processing Applications Your boss is concerned that several Windows 7 and Fedora 13 computers are running near capacity. What tools could help you gain additional insight into this problem? Create a short report for your boss that details how to obtain and interpret this information. For the Windows 7 computers: – Go to the Task Manager (right click on the taskbar to gain access to the Task Manager link) o Applications tab will show what applications are running at that particular time o Under the Processes tab it will show what processes are running and at the CPU usage. (You may click on the column heading to sort the information in that particular column)
o Then under the Performance tab it will show a graph of the usage within the CPU and the physical memory. For more detailed information click on the Resource Manager. Here you can see the memory, CPU, disk and network details. Under each of these tabs are other links in the lower portion of the screen to open up for the details.
For the Fedora 13 computers: – Go to the System Monitor (to open this go to Applications, point to System Tools, then click Stem Monitor) o On the System tab you will see the Operating System and hardware summary. o Under the Processes tab, this will review the processes most active. To see the most active processes click on the % CPU button until the chevron points up o For graphs of the usage to the Resources tab. o The tab which will show you the free disk space available is on the File Systems tab.
Customizing the Windows Start Menu George requested your help to customize his Windows 7 Start menu. He needs to access a limited number of applications quickly and locate previously used files. What will you suggest? I would show him that he can right click on the icons of the programs and pin it to either the task bar or to the start menu. He could also make a short cut to his desktop, whichever he prefers. If he is on the phone and I need to walk him through it then I would tell him to find the icon of the program he would like to have frequent access to.
It could be found either in the start menu if he had recently accessed it, or through the All Programs from the start menu. When he finds the icon then he will need to right click the icon and choose the option of “pin to task bar” or “pin to start menu”. I would explain that the task bar lies on the bottom of his screen and the start menu opens up when he clicks on “start”.
Another option is that, on the icon in the All Programs, he can choose to “send to” then “desktop” and the icon will show up on his desktop. Recovering Deleted Files in Fedora 13 You get a call from Susan, who has deleted a case project by mistake. She wants to know how to recover the deleted file.
What do you tell her? On her desktop she should see an icon that looks like a garbage can. Double-click on that icon and a window will open which will show her anything that has been deleted. Then she can open it up and save it back into the folder she would like it in. If she doesn’t see it there then she didn’t deleted it from the desktop and she will then need to ask the IT department if they can find it in her computer.