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Computing Terms

Don't you hate it when you see a computer term somewhere and have no clue what the term means? Well, that's why we put this little page together. We've listed some of the most common computer terms below alphabetically. Just click the link for a definition.

Quick Jump - | A-D | E-H | I-L | M-P | Q-T | U-X | Y-Z |

Term List A-D

A
B
C
D
Active Desktop Backup Cache Files Defrag
Address Bar Bandwidth CD-R Desktop
AGP Beta Programs CD-RW Dithering
Always on Top BIOS CGI DLL File
ASCII text Bit Clipboard DNS
Autohide Bookmark

CMOS

DPI
  Boot Cold Boot Domain Name
  Broadband Controls DOS
  Browser Cookie Drag & Drop
  Buffer Copy Drivers
  Buffer Underrun Cut DSL
  Byte    

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Term List E-H

E
F
G
H
Easter Eggs FAT (16 & 32) Gigabyte Hard Drive
E-mail Attachment Favorites GUI History
Explorer (windows vs internet) File Associations   Homepage
  File Extensions   HTML
  File Sharing   HTTP
  Focus    
  Folder    
  Formatting (disk)    
  Fragmentation    
  Frames    
  Firewall    
  FTP    

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Term List I-L

I
J
K
L
Icon Java kernel Local Computer
IDE Jumper Kilobyte  
Illegal Operations      
Interrupt      
ISA slot      
ISP      

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Term List M-P

M
N
O
P
Master Network Operating System Partitions
Maximize Network Neighborhood   Paste
Megabyte     PC
Megapixels     PCI slot
Memory Stick     Pixels
MIME     Plug-in
Minimize     POP3
Motherboard     Portal
Multi-Tasking     Processor
Multiple Document Interface     Program Group
My Computer     PDA

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Term List Q-T

Q
R
S
T
  Radio Button Safe Mode Taskbar
  RAM Save & Save As Themes
  Recycle Bin ScanDisk Tool Bar
  Registry Search Engine  
  Remote Computer Seek Time  
  Root Directory Shortcut  
  Runtime Error Single Document Interface  
    Slave  
    SSL (Secure Server)  
    System Tray  
Spam

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Term List U-X

U
V
W
X
URL Virtual Memory Wallpaper  
USB Virus Warm Boot  
    Wave (WAV) file  
    Web Server  
    Window Panes  
    Write Protected Disk  

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Term List Y-Z

Y
Z
   
  Zip Drive    
  Zip File    

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