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  • Wintel

    Wintel is a computer trade industry term for personal computers based on the Intel microprocessor and one of the Windows operating system from Microsoft. 

  • Win32s

    Win32s is a Microsoft upgrade to the Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.1 operating systems, which run 16-bit applications, that allows them to run some 32-bit applications. 

  • dual boot

    A dual boot system is a computer system in which two operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, allowing either operating system to be loaded and given control. 

  • IOS (Input/Output Supervisor)

    IOS (Input/Output Supervisor) is a Microsoft Windows program that supervises the interaction between file system requests and events and input/output device drivers. 

  • windowing system

    A windowing system is a system for sharing a computer's graphical display presentation resources among multiple applications at the same time. 

  • system

    A system is a collection of elements or components that are organized for a common purpose. 

  • desktop

    Using an office metaphor, a desktop is a computer display area that represents the kinds of objects one might find on a real desktop: documents, phonebook, telephone, reference sources, writing (and possibly drawing) tools, project folders. 

  • ScanDisk

    ScanDisk is a Windows utility used to check your hard disk for errors and to correct problems that are found. 

  • command line interface (CLI)

    A CLI (command line interface) is a user interface to a computer's operating system or an application in which the user responds to a visual prompt by typing in a command on a specified line, receives a response back from the system, and then enters ... 

  • WinChip (WinChip C6)

    WinChip (also known as the WinChip C6) is a microprocessor designed for use in business computers that run Microsoft operating systems Made by IDT, the microprocessor reportedly provides comparable performance to Intel's more expensive Pentium microp...