Talk:IC3/Using an Operating System

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From the IC3 web site, Using an Operating System should include:

  • Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve common problems related to operating systems
  • Use an operating system to manipulate a computer’s desktop, files and disks
  • Identify how to change system settings, install and remove software

-- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:53, 7 February 2013 (UTC)


I have used more everyday language to introduce concepts, and then used the more technical language. I think this will make it more intelligible to the uninitiated. Leutha (discusscontribs) 22:09, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

I agree. IC3 is intended to be computer concepts / digital literacy for the rest of the world. It's not a common certification for computer majors, although it's not a bad start for them, either. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:31, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Different OSs[edit]

"Use an operating system" OK so are we going to branch of to instructions in different OSs. I am just starting to get my head around Android, which looks quite different from anything else. Perhaps we need to create a chart so that we can see which OS fits in the different categories, and then indicate which OSs people are prepared to work on? Leutha (discusscontribs) 23:23, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Android looks different, but it's actually just another flavor of Linux under the hood. I'm trying to get access to a current IC3 practice exam to verify content focus. In the past it was Windows-based. They've adjusted the language now to be OS neutral, but it still specifically refers to a computer's desktop, files, and disks. In that regard, I think we can skip over Android and iOS for now and focus on Windows, Linux, and OS X activities. See Ping for some examples I've already written. Those are mostly Windows-focused so far. I had a deadline I had to meet. I'll go back and add Linux/OS X when I can get around to it. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:49, 14 February 2013 (UTC)