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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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a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.
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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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combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.
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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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For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.
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For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.
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an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.
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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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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 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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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 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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Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.
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a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.
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the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.
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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 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
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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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Recommendations for software or applications — Important: It's often better to ask how to solve a specific problem rather than what software can be used for a given task.
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for questions on external hard drives.
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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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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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For questions concerning the generic use of computer files.
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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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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".
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a powerful text editor with an embedded Lisp environment, which allows for great extensibility. Emacs is a lisp environment with many features that also make it a powerful text editor.
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an update to Windows 8 by Microsoft which was released on October 17th, 2013.