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SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is one of the most common bus interfaces for connecting mass storage devices to a computer system.
called a home network. It usually smaller than an office network, just connecting two or three computers and a modem/router.
Ultra low-cost computer the size of a credit card. Also check the Raspberry Pi SE: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; allows computers on the same network to automatically obtain unique IP addresses and other network configuration parameters.
A cross-platform, open source media player & streaming media server. Use this tag when having issues with playing, streaming, transcoding or otherwise using VLC's features. Consider pairing it with an…
The software layer between your hardware and application programs. It manages program scheduling, memory allocation, interrupt handling, disk input/output, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers…
The bar displayed on a full edge of a GUI desktop that is used to launch, monitor and switch between running applications.
Docker - An open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins.
essential to the operation of any computer and any of its components or peripherals.
for a series of graphics cards made by Nvidia. Use this tag if your question is about installing, configuring, troubleshooting or otherwise using Nvidia graphics cards and related drivers …
Process of cleanly stopping the operating system so the system can be turned off
Transferring files from one storage to another local or remote storage.
Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.
Graphs, charts and other graphical methods for showing data and their relationships.
A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.
X.Org Server (commonly abbreviated to Xorg Server, XServer or just Xorg) refers to the X server release packages stewarded by the X.Org Foundation, which is hosted by freedesktop.org, and grants publi…
Process of acquiring access to a system's (advanced) functions by proving identity, frequently by supplying a password.
an re-implementation of the smb network sharing protocols, which are used in Windows for file and printer sharing.
a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.
a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.
Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.
a desktop environment/graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system, most notably Linux and the Java Desktop System which is part of Solaris.
Questions about changing the colors of things (usually themes).
Webmail service provided by Google. See WebApps.StackExchange.com first as that's where they most likely will be on topic unless using with a desktop client
a form of problem solving that uses logical, systematic steps to solve the problem.
The 2016 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application. Unlike previous versions, this Office Suite is cross-platform, working on both Windows and OSX. Because of this, when using this tag, it may be…
All connections, wired, wireless, internet, intranet, and cable fall under this category. Use this tag if your issue involves establishing, maintaining, adding, or removing connections.
Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.
an open source command line tool for Unix and Windows systems that provides fast incremental file transfer to copy files and synchronize directories locally or between remote hosts. It is wid…
Questions about re-arranging your keyboard layout (ex switching to Dvorak or remapping your Caps Lock key).
managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.
Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to th…
a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Microsoft Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initi…
a software application that allows users to make voice calls, instant message, and video conference over the Internet.
A software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.
Type-1 hypervisor developed by Microsoft. Included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, as well as Pro editions of Windows since Windows 8.