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Learning Path: Using Your Computer

Part of the Personal computing glossary:

USING A PERSONAL COMPUTER ... graphical user interface (GUI) - command line interface (CLI) - desktop - bootable floppy - defragmenter - plug-in - plug-and-play - Acrobat - books online - backup - Zip drive - digital camera - overclocking - null modem - handheld - Registry - ScanDisk - Tweak UI - shortcut - crash - MTU - surge suppressor - crossover cable

USING A MACINTOSH ...(see most entries above)... Apple - Macintosh - Mac OS - PowerPC - G3 - iMac - fat Mac application - dogcow - alias - PRAM

USING A UNIX OR LINUX WORKSTATION ... UNIX - BSD - AIX - Linux - workstation - shell - kernel - X Window System - Motif - Gnome - K Desktop Environment Emacs - vi - grep - nroff - troff - tar - pipe - inode - chmod

USING A SMALL SERVER ... Web server - Windows NT - Windows 2000 - Apache - Internet Information Server (IIS) - X server

USING A MEDIUM TO LARGE SERVER OR MAINFRAME COMPUTER ... enterprise - AS/400 - DASD - MVS - VM - SNA - LU - PU - Notes - EBCDIC - SMP - MPP - NUMA - GML - 3270 - terminal emulation

USING THE WORLD WIDE WEB ... World Wide Web - browser - Netscape - Microsoft Internet Explorer - Mosaic - Lynx - Opera - Web site - Web server - page - Uniform Resource Locator (URL) - address - hypertext - link - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) - Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) - GIF - JPEG - IP address - search engines - Yahoo - AltaVista - spider - domain name - e-mail - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) - Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) - Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - spam - list server - remailer - chatting - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) - chat terms - Usenet - newsgroup - Shockwave - File Transfer Protocol (FTP) - anonymous FTP - zipping - WebTV - ICQ - Telnet - Ph - finger - Gopher - Archie - Veronica - Jughead - WAIS - MIME - MUD - MOO - push - whois - BetterWhois - Hyper-G - webcam - Web ring - webtone - talker - password - screen capture - glitch - 404 ("Not Found") - bounce e-mail

GRAPHICS FOR THE WEB ... image - imaging - display - panel - dot pitch - pixel - dots per inch - resolution - x and y coordinates - z coordinate - vector graphics - raster graphics - bit map - Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) file - JPEG file - PNG file - palette - RGB - CMYK - hue, saturation, and brightness - dithering - 216-color browser-safe palette - 136 colors with names - aliasing - antialiasing - image map - 3-D - virtual reality - Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) - hologram - C3D

View other topics for self-study by visiting our Guide to the Learning Paths .

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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