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Technical term for Cisco's VSS

What's the technical term for Virtual Switching System (VSS) by Cisco Systems? In this Q&A, Cisco calls it a network system virtualization technology. Since I couldn't find another vendor using ...
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What does COM Stand for in terms of Serial Ports

In terms of Serial Ports what does COM actually stand for. I can't find any reference to it. (To be clear I am not talking about Component Object Model but the Hardware Interface used in Windows ...
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Why do so many programs use “X” in their title, is this a convention that I am not aware of? [closed]

I might be misunderstanding, but OS X as an operating system, as well as programs like X11 (terminal program), Xming (visual interfacing with other servers), Xcode, and countless others that I can't ...
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Most efficient way to automatically name photos according to a naming convention?

I am a solar site assessor and am subcontracting for a company that uses a specific naming convention for all photographs taken at sites. I'm wondering what would be the best way to efficiently ...
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Why is usb-c usb V3.1 and not V4.0?

Like the title says. Why is the new USB type C version 3.1? I thought version names went major.minor.micro. USB C is not backwards compatible with USB-A without a converter so doesn't this make USB-C ...
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Why do so many programs use “foo.bar.baz = qux” style configurations?

I've noticed that tons of programs store configuration info in various hierarchial keys. For example, Firefox's about:config has keys like network.http.pipelining and network.http.pipelining.ssl and ...
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What is the intended purpose of top-level linux/unix directories and what should they contain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux file system As the title says, what is the intended purpose of top-level linux/unix directories and what should they contain? What is the meaning of their names? ...
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What is naming convention for subtitle files?

I use VLC that automatically opens subtitles with same name as movie: Movie: [Name].avi Sutitles: [Name].srt But i wonder how should i name subtitles if i have more than one.
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Own mediawiki/wikipedia naming convention for pages

I recently installed a mediawiki at home and I'm looking for a way to name pages. Let's say I have the following structure : Main - Dev - C# - Tips Main - Cooking - Mexixan Cooking - Tips Main - ...
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Need to automount dvd or cdrom at fixed mount point in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04, by default, automounts a cdrom or dvd at /media/<vol_name>. I need to make the automounting system use a fixed name instead of the volume name for all CDs or DVDs inserted into ...
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How to extract architecture part from kernel naming

I kept bumping into it all the time, only now when I need it I can't find it anywhere! What architecture is the kernel of my machine? 2.6.18-194.el5