Linux 101

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1. The system displays the following message when you attempt to log in an incorrect password: Login incorrect
a. This message does not indicate whether your user name, your password, or both are invalid. Why does it not reveal this information?
For security purposes – to discourage unauthorized people from guessing names or password to gain access to the computer.
b. Why does the system wait for a couple of seconds to respond after you supply an incorrect username or password?
To stop others from cracking the system
2. Give three examples of poor password choices. And what is wrong with each.
Tawana Johnson - name is very easy to figure out
Tawana 72788 – name and birthday-can figure out
Johnson - too short and easily figured out because last name
3. Is Fido an acceptable password?
Why not?
Too short – easily detected
4. What is a context menu?
A menu in a graphical user interface that appears upon user interaction.
How does a context menu differ from other menus?
A context menu has choices that apply specifically to the window you are in.
5. What appears when you right-click the root window? How can you use this object?
Shortcut menu to get to windows quicker
6. How would you swap the effects of the right and left buttons on a mouse?
The Mouse preferences window enables you to change your mouse from right to left click.
What is a drag a drop-and-drop threshold?
It tells you how far you must drag before the systems the systems consider the drag part of drag and drop.
How would you change it?
From the mouse preference window.

7. What is the primary function of the main menu?
To organize the types of interactions that is possible between the user and the computer.
8. Describe three ways
a. Change a size of a window - position the mouse on the corner of the…...

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