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A conductor connecting peripherals both inside and outside the computer. The width of the bus determines speed.
Acronym: Central Processing Unit; The functional chip inside the computer responsible for number crunching
Acronym: Uniform Resource Locator; A standard for dictating the location of files on the internet; relative to a document or absolute, also defining a protocol
Graphics Processing Unit; Chip either located on the main board, or on a dedicated card, geared towards the number crunching required for graphics.
Interface that transmits many bits at a time over multiple parallel channels
Interface that transmits bits one at a time.
A processor with four separate processors, usually to reduce power usage, space usage, and heat exhaust.
'standard for serial binary data signals' Acronym: Small Computer Systems Interface; Interface with 8bit transfer over parallel. Used for external peripherals
Acronym: Universal Serial Bus; Generally has taken place of RS232 and other serial/parallel connections
AKA: IEEE 1394 Interface; Similar to USB and comparable in speed. Replaced Parallel SCSI for many connections
AKA: HDD or Hard Disk Drive; Non-Volatile, storage device using magnetic platters
Drive used to read 'Floppy' disks, which are magnetic storage medium
Compact Disc - Read Only Memory / Re-Writable; Optical storage medium, some being Read-Only, and some capable of being 'burned' i.e. having data written onto the surface, Re-Writab
A virtual desk top, often part of a 'Graphical User Interface' that simulates a table or stack of papers
Acronym: Single Inline Memory Module; An older, depricated style of RAM with only redundant sides
Acronym: Dual Inline Memory Module; A memory module having two unique sides on it.
Acronym: Random Access Memory; Volatile (requiring constant electric charge to maintain contents) form of memory storage.
The name for the first serial port on a computer. COM2 being second etc.
Acronym: Read Only Memory; Any form of memory, chip or disk based, that is not meant to be written over or erased.
Used for encoding digits and letter characters in computing
Its primary use is as a human friendly representation of binary coded values
Acronym: American Standard Code for Information Interchange; Consisting of printable and control characters, ASCII is the standard for translating plain text from the human interfa
A wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs)
Refers to the Global Positioning System developed by the United States Department of Defense that uses a constellation of between 24 and 32 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that trans
Short for World Wide Web Consortium, an international consortium of companies involved with the Internet and the Web. The W3C was founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee, the original a
A markup language used to structure text and multimedia documents and to set up hypertext links between documents, used extensively on the World Wide Web
Short for HyperText Transfer Protocol, the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web. HTTP defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and
Acronym: Uniform Resource Locator; A standard for dictating the location of files on the internet; relative to a document or absolute, also defining a protocol
(Uniform Resource Identifier) The addressing technology for identifying resources on the Internet or private intranet. URIs were originally defined as two types: Uniform Resource L
(EXtensible HTML) A markup language for Web pages from the W3C. XHTML combines HTML and XML into a single format (HTML 4.0 and XML 1.0). Like XML, XHTML can be extended with propri
Interface that transmits bits one at a time.
Pronounced at sign or simply as at, this symbol is used in e-mail addressing to separate the user’s name from the user’s domain name, both of which are necessary in order to tr
a server is a computer system that provides services to other computing systems called clients over a network. The term server can refer to hardware (such as a Sun computer system)
A network architecture in which each computer or process on the network is either a client or a server. Servers are powerful computers or processes dedicated to managing disk drive
In computing, a protocol is a convention or standard that controls or enables the connection, communication, and data transfer between two computing endpoints. In its simplest form
An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP model is also sometimes called
A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to c
A blog (a contraction of the term 'Web log') is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such a
A podcast is a series of audio or video digital media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal
Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of video on demand video clip content via Atom or RSS enclosures. The term is an ev

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