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the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.
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a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft. Use this tag for problems specific to Excel 2007 for Windows.
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an electronic device that supplies electric power to another device, such as a computer, monitor or printer. This is achieved by converting wall power (or mains power) to a lower vol…
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An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order, such as a Windows script created to launch a specific program on startup.
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Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.
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Visual Basic for Applications; a subset of Visual Basic used in all Microsoft Office applications. Consider using this tag together with the tag for the specific application in question.
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a command line shell and scripting language for Windows that supersedes the CMD.exe shell and batch language. PowerShell is also an automation engine for Windows that provides fu…
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Widely-used object-oriented programming language, emphasizing portability. Questions about programming with Java are off topic and should be asked on stackoverflow.com.
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Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagg…
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A device that allows access to the Internet or computer network without the need for a wired connection.
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a protocol for transmitting data over packets ("datagrams"). It is the primary protocol of the Internet. "IP" may also refer to an IP address, the numerical address assig…
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an open source distributed version control system originally designed and written by Linus Torvalds. It is generally used to keep track of source code for software projects. As a DVCS, Git pr…
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Redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks; a technology which utilizes multiple disks to provide increased reliability, performance, and/or redundancy. Can be implemented either in software or …
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portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.
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the web browser developed by Microsoft. Version specific questions should use a version-specific tag, as this tag is for more general cases.
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String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.
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File Synchronization refers to reflecting changes from a set of files to the same set of files in another location. Synchronization can also be applied to contacts, music, or other data.
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a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well…
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The Emacs text editor, one of the main text editors used on Unix and derivative operating systems.
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the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.
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a Linux-based free operating system sponsored by Red Hat.
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for questions specifically about the 2010 version of the Microsoft Outlook personal information manager; otherwise use [microsoft-outlook].
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Quantity of sorts composing of a complete character set of a single style of a particular typeface.
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a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.
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the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.
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Software that controls what connections can be made to and from a network.
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a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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a device used for printing text and/or graphics from the computer.
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a common protocol for transferring files between computers over networks
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DO NOT USE THIS TAG! If you have a question about a disk image (a file that represents the contents and structure of a data disk), use [disk-image] or [iso-image] instead. If you have a question relat…
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Questions about using a router/networking, e.g. port forwarding, VPNs
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an interpreted, general, high-level programming language. Programming questions are off topic. Questions about the use of Python and should be asked at [Stack Overflow](http://www.stackover…
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the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).
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a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development.
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a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project. This tag is for questions relating to the legacy version of GRUB. Use the GRUB2 tag for questions dealing with GRUB2, a…
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Recovering lost, deleted, or corrupted data. Please review the tag wiki before posting a question.