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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.
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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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.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; allows computers on the same network to automatically obtain unique IP addresses and other network configuration parameters.
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A computer network in a domestic setting is called a home network. It usually smaller than an office network, just connecting two or three computers and a modem/router.
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The 2013 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
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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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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…
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Electrical power is essential to the operation of any computer and any of its components or peripherals.
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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…
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Process of cleanly stopping the operating system so the system can be turned off
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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a Windows feature that allows multiple Linux distributions and tools to run natively on Windows 10 and later.
Transferring files from one storage to another local or remote storage.
Graphs, charts and other graphical methods for showing data and their relationships.
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A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.
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 …
Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.
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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…
A shell script is a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.
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…
samba is an re-implementation of the smb network sharing protocols, which are used in Windows for file and printer sharing.
Process of acquiring access to a system's (advanced) functions by proving identity, frequently by supplying a password.
Type-1 hypervisor developed by Microsoft. Included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, as well as Pro editions of Windows since Windows 8.
Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.
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Questions about changing the colors of things (usually themes).
A set of subscription based software services that require monthly or periodic payment of fees to Microsoft Corporation.
Zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language.
A process is a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.
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GNOME is 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.
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Public key certificate - also digital certificate or identity certificate. A document that contains information about a user's or machine's identity, matched up with its public key, and is validated a…
Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.
Rsync is 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…
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
Questions about re-arranging your keyboard layout (ex switching to Dvorak or remapping your Caps Lock key).
AutoHotkey (AHK) is 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…
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…
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