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General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.
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Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, the…
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For questions specific to Windows Vista. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
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a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs.
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Email client, calendar/appointment manager and address book/contacts list software. Not to be confused with outlook.com, the new name/interface for Hotmail.
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For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.
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The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
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an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.
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Questions about using in-cell functions/formulas in spreadsheet software.
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combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.
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a hardware device used for entering data into and displaying information from a computer. Terminals were frequently used in the days of mainframe computers. Today, most operating systems…
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a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor.
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Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.
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Virtual private network; a network that connects remote sites or users via the Internet using virtual connections so that devices can communicate as if they were on a private network.
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For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.
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Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.
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the chip responsible for actually "doing" most the instructions given to a computer.
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software that lets users interact with the operating system, usually by typing at a command-line.
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the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.
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Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.
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The BIOS (basic input/output system) of an IBM-compatible PC is a ROM which performs the POST (power-on self-test), initializes the peripheral devices, and provides a basic firmware interface.
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a global system of interconnected computer networks.
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Microsoft's software that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.
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the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".
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a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.
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Windows Explorer (renamed to File Explorer in Windows 8) is the file manager that comes with Windows and is not to be confused with Internet Explorer which is Windows' default Web browser.
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A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.
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Media tool with support for multiple codecs, filters, and containers. Include your actual command and the complete console output when asking questions involving FFmpeg tools. An easy way to do this i…
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the widely known term for the Apache HTTP server, a very commonly used web server software maintained by the Apache Software Foundation.
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CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System, the most popular Linux distribution for web servers with almost 30% of all servers using it. Third-party software is not included in the base.
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64-bit refers to processors that have a word length (the fundamental data type of registers and memory transfer operations) of 64 bits, allowing each word to hold 2^64 = 1.845 x 10^19 discrete values …
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the specification of how files in a computer should be stored, named and organized. This tag should be used for generic file system questions. For specific file system questions (FAT,…
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the execution of a set of commands or software programs without user intervention. A batch file is a text file containing a sequence of such commands or programs invocations. …
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Application suite from Microsoft which includes always Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Depending on what edition of Microsoft Office you have you can also have OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.
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Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.
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a software or a dedicated computer that acts as an intermediary for client requests. Most proxies are used as web proxies in order to filter or cache browsed web content. Using a pro…