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the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.
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…
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 …
An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order, such as a Windows script created to launch a specific program on startup.
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…
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…
a text file containing a series of commands that are executed by the command interpreter on MS-DOS, IBM OS/2, or Microsoft Windows systems.
a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft. Use this tag for problems specific to Excel 2007 for Windows.
A device that allows access to the Internet or computer network without the need for a wired connection.
Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.
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.
Questions about using a router/networking, e.g. port forwarding, VPNs
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…
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…
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 …
Software that controls what connections can be made to and from a network.
Widely-used object-oriented programming language, emphasizing portability. Questions about programming with Java are off topic and should be asked on stackoverflow.com.
portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.
the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.
String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.
the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.
a common protocol for transferring files between computers over networks
an interpreted, general, high-level programming language. Programming questions are off topic. Questions about the use of Python should be asked at [Stack Overflow](http://www.stackoverflow…
a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.
a Linux-based free operating system sponsored by Red Hat.
for questions about techniques for recovering lost data — e.g., from deleted files and/or damaged or corrupted digital media. Please review the tag wiki before posting a question. Do not e…
Quantity of sorts composing of a complete character set of a single style of a particular typeface.
the default command-line interpreter for many Microsoft-created operating systems.
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.
a device used for printing text and/or graphics from the computer.
A family of networking technologies for LANs. Ethernet encompasses bother the physical connection between devices and part of the protocols which define how the connected devices can communicate.
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…
the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).
the web browser developed by Microsoft. Version specific questions should use a version-specific tag, as this tag is for more general cases.