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Ultra low-cost computer the size of a credit card. Also check the Raspberry Pi SE: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/
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.
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…
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; allows computers on the same network to automatically obtain unique IP addresses and other network configuration parameters.
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.
Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.
Process of cleanly stopping the operating system so the system can be turned off
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…
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 …
Transferring files from one storage to another local or remote storage.
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…
Graphs, charts and other graphical methods for showing data and their relationships.
A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.
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 binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.
a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.
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.
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
Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.
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.
a form of problem solving that uses logical, systematic steps to solve the problem.
Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.
Questions about changing the colors of things (usually themes).
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.
Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.7, Lion. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with …
A server which provides documents and applications through the http/https protocol
DO NOT USE THIS TAG. It has been retired. Instead, use the appropriate tag for whatever you are upgrading. See: http://meta.superuser.com/q/8567/76571
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…
Questions about re-arranging your keyboard layout (ex switching to Dvorak or remapping your Caps Lock key).
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…