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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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General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.
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a personal information manager software used as an email client, calendar/appointment manager and contact book. Not to be confused with outlook.com, the new name/interface for Hotmail.
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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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A card that fits into the motherboard to provide better graphics than can be delivered by the on-board graphics chip (if indeed there is one).
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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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For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.
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combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.
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For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.
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a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data with the intention of providing access in the same manner of a traditional block i/o hard disk …
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an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.
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the acronym for Virtual Private Network - a network type that uses a the Internet to provide remote networks or single machines with secure access to their organization's network avoiding expen…
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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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a global system of interconnected computer networks.
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The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
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Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.
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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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Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.
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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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a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.
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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 central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.
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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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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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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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for questions on external hard drives.
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the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.
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VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.
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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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Questions about using in-cell functions/formulas in spreadsheet software.
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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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Media tool with support for multiple codecs, filters, and containers. Include the full, uncut console output if you have problems with an FFmpeg command.
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Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.
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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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can refer to graphical images, e.g. a .jpg or .gif file, or system snapshots, which are also called "images".