• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    extended desktop

    Extended desktop is a feature in a computer that allows a user to extend viewing capabilities by using two or more monitors at the same time.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    thunk

    Thunk is programming that converts 16-bit memory address space into 32-bit memory address space and vice versa.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Ctrl-Alt-Delete

    In a personal computer with the Windows operating system, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is the combination of keyboard keys that the computer user can press at the same time to terminate an application task or to reboot the operating system (have it shut down and...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    snap-in

    Snap-in, in general, refers to an object that can be attached to another object and that will then function as part of the whole.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

    The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is an application that provides a graphical-user interface (GUI) and a programming framework in which consoles (collections of administrative tools) can be created, saved, and opened.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    WinAMP (Windows Audio MPEG Player)

    WinAMP (Windows Audio MPEG Player) is a program from Nullsoft that allows PC users to play audio files, particularly music, in many (but not all) popular digital audio formats, including MS-Audio, WAV, and MP3. With WinAMP, it is possible to listen ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    enhancement

    In an information technology product, an enhancement is a noteworthy improvement to the product as part of a new version of it.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Windows 9x (Windows 95 or Windows 98)

    Windows 9x is short for "Windows 95 or Windows 98."  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL)

    Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) is a Microsoft procedure for certifying that the hardware for peripherals and other components is compatible (works as expected) with Microsoft Windows operating systems.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    wallpaper

    On a computer that is provided with a desktop kind of user interface, wallpaper is the background pattern or picture against which desktop menus, icons, and other elements are displayed and moved around.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    MetaFrame

    MetaFrame is the name for a thin client/server software application from Citrix that is used to provide Microsoft's Windows Terminal Server product (WTS) with additional server and client functionality by allowing any client, no matter what ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    clock cycle

    In a computer, the clock cycle is the time between two adjacent pulses of the oscillator that sets the tempo of the computer processor.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    StarOffice

    StarOffice is a free productivity application suite from Sun Microsystems that includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), database (Base), presentation maker (Impress), illustrator (Draw), schedule managment (Schedule), e-mail (Mail) ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Accelerated Hub Architecture (AHA) (or Intel Hub Architecture)

    Accelerated Hub Architecture (AHA) (also called Intel Hub Architecture) is an Intel 800-series chipset design that uses a dedicated bus to transfer data between the two main processor chips instead of using the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    distributed file system (DFS)

    A distributed file system is a client/server-based application that allows clients to access and process data stored on the server as if it were on their own computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)

    Definition: Learn what the SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is, what part it played in the history of personal computing and how it is used today.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    computer

    A computer is a device that accepts information (in the form of digitalized data) and manipulates it for some result based on a program or sequence of instructions on how the data is to be processed.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Plug and Play (PnP)

    Plug and Play (PnP) is a capability developed by Microsoft for its Windows 95 and later operating systems that gives users the ability to plug a device into a computer and have the computer recognize that the device is there.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)

    PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is an interconnection system between a microprocessor and attached devices in which expansion slots are spaced closely for high speed operation.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    ping storm

    A ping storm is a condition in which the Internet ping program is used to send a flood of packets to a server to test its ability to handle a high amount of traffic or, maliciously, to make the server inoperable.  Continue Reading

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