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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.
the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).
Integral service in Windows since Windows Vista that updates Windows components, including installed components and drivers, and certain other Microsoft software, notably Office.
A general term used when a computer or device becomes unresponsive to any kind of user input. May be caused by hardware or software reasons.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays. Many PCs now include the ability to output audio/video dir…
Hardware failure refers to the act of a piece of physical hardware failing to meet its designed standards during operation.
the web browser developed by Microsoft. Version specific questions should use a version-specific tag, as this tag is for more general cases.
Free email client from the Thunderbird community. Specify your version number when asking.
cygwin provides a Unix/Linux-like environment under Microsoft Windows OSes.
For questions regarding usage of the Emacs text editor. See also the Emacs Stack Exchange: https://emacs.stackexchange.com
A short range wireless protocol used by various devices, such as cell phones, wireless headsets, mice and keyboards.
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…
a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. The name "PuTTY" ha…
Also known as regular expression or regexp, a description of a set of strings, often used for searching and validating strings.
share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices
The number of pixels in a given display or image, representing the smallest physical unit of display. One individual pixel represents a single colour value, and when combined, create a displayed imag…
Blue Screen of Death; a Windows fatal system error, e.g. "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down" or "Your PC ran into a problem". Mention the specific error code and all informati…
for questions specifically about the 2010 version of the Microsoft Outlook personal information manager; otherwise use [microsoft-outlook].
a free and open source software SSL VPN solution. It allows secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections with routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.
DO NOT USE THIS TAG! It has been retired. 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 …
The 2013 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
a condition where soft- or hardware ceases to function properly.
a network that connects multiple devices in a limited geographical area, such as a room, an apartment or a building. Currently, most LANs are based on Wi-Fi, link…
SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that has been replaced by Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS is still commonly referred to as SSL.
VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.
a module that provides the Linux operating system functions of firewall, NAT and logging of data traveling over a computer network.
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface BIOS (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI replaces the Basic Input/Output Syste…
a rule or pattern that specifies how a certain input sequence should be mapped to a certain output sequence according to defined rules and procedures. Consider using [vb…
the process of receiving digital data from another computer, either over a local-area-network or a wide-area-network (i.e. the internet).
a rolling-release Linux distribution.
the embedded power-source of a component such as a notebook. It is composed of cells of chemical elements that store energy.
Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.
Search refers to the ability of finding any number of items of information with specified properties among a collection of items sharing the same type of properties.
a low-power state designed to provide very fast resuming of a computer's operation, with minimal power consumption.
Processor specifically designed to perform fast memory manipulation, with instructions specifically tailored to handle computer graphics processing and rendering
file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.