Windows systems and networks Definitions

  • W

    Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

    Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), also called Windows Update Services (WUS), is a free add-on for managing patches and updates to the Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2000, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems... (Continued)

  • windows, icons, mouse, and pull-down menus (WIMP)

    WIMP is an acronym describing the desktop user interface familiar to Windows and Mac computer users, significant features of which are windows, icons, a mouse, and pull-down menus.

  • WinFrame

    WinFrame is a software product from Citrix that, together with a Windows NT operating system, allows a computer server to provide Windows applications and data for attached computer workstations.

  • Winsock

    Winsock is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system.

  • 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.

  • WinZip

    WinZip is a Windows program that lets you archive and compress files so that you can store or distribute them more efficiently.

  • wizard

    A wizard is a computer utility designed to simplify the execution of lengthy or complicated tasks... (Continued)

  • word processor

    A word processor is a computer program that provides special capabilities beyond that of a text editor such as the WordPad program that comes as part of Microsoft's Windows operating systems.

  • wsname

    WSName, or Workstation Name Changer, is a freeware utility that automates the process of computer renaming. It was created by former Novell desktop management consultant David Clarke, who continues to update it periodically.

  • X

    x86

    x86 is a generic name for the series of Intel microprocessor families that began with the 80286 microprocessor.

  • Y

    Y2K (year 2000)

    Y2K is an abbreviation for "year 2000." As that year approached, many feared that computer programs storing year values as two-digit figures (such as 99) would cause problems.

  • Z

    Zero Administration

    Zero Administration for Windows is Microsoft's initiative to help make its operating system easier to install and manage.

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