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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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.
A virtual machine is an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.
General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.
The protection of computer systems and information from threats such as theft or data destruction.
Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.
For questions specific to Windows 8.1. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
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Display devices used with computers, such as monitors
An expansion card inserted into a motherboard for rendering graphics with enhanced performance over integrated graphics solutions.
For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.
A terminal is 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…
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.
The part of a computer responsible for performing computations, often referred to as a processor.
The process of installing software, hardware, or peripherals on a personal computer.
The motherboard or mainboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.
The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.
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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Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.
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.
Remote Desktop is Microsoft's software that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.
A shell is software that lets users interact with the operating system, usually by typing at a command-line.
Batch processing is 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. …
Unix is 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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Browser is the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".
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. Good que…
Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.
Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks.
A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.
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.
A file system is 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,…
Apache is the widely known term for the Apache HTTP server, a very commonly used web server software maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. If your question is about other Apache software such …
For questions specific to Windows Vista. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
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Community ENTerprise Operating System; a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux widely used on web servers.
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Python is an interpreted, general, high-level programming language. Programming questions are off topic. Questions about the use of Python should be asked at Stack Overflow (https://www.stackoverflow…