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  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    coprocessor

    A coprocessor is a special set of circuits in a microprocessor chip that is designed to manipulate numbers or perform some other specialized function more quickly than the basic microprocessor circuits could perform the same task.  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    common gateway interface (CGI)

    Also see FastCGI. The common gateway interface (CGI) is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user.  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Pong

    Pong is said to have been both the first coin-operated arcade game and the first popular home video game.  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    Tim Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee is the creator of the World Wide Web and director of the coordinating body for Web development, the W3C. Berners-Lee credits Vint Cerf and Bob Khan (who defined the Internet protocol (IP) that allows computers to exchange packets of ...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    MEPIS

    MEPIS (pronounced MEHP-us) is a Linux distribution that includes the K Desktop Environment (KDE) based on the Trolltech Qt toolkit and also includes an anti-virus program known as ClamAV. MEPIS was originally released in 2003 by Warren Woodford, who...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    Firestarter

    Firestarter is an open source firewall program for personal computers and servers that support Linux kernels 2.4 and 2.6.  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    System V (System 5)

    System V (System 5) was an early form of the Unix operating system, originally developed by AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph). The first release, Release 1 (SVR1), appeared in 1983. Release 2 (SVR2) followed in 1984, Release 3 (SVR3) in 1987, ...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    Sender ID

    Sender ID is Microsoft's proposed e-mail sender authentication protocol designed to protect against domain spoofing and phishing exploits.  Continue Reading

  • November 07, 2005 07 Nov'05

    microcommerce

    Microcommerce is an online selling/purchasing model that involves the exchange of very small sums of money, sometimes known as micropayments.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service)

    Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) was a mainframe time-sharing operating system that was developed in the 1963-1969 period through the collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), General Electric (GE), and...  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface)

    POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) is a set of standard operating system interfaces based on the Unix operating system.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    sequential consistency

    In computers, sequential consistency is best defined by its inventor, Leslie Lamport, who declared that a multiprocessing system had sequential consistency if:".  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    superscalar

    Superscalar describes a microprocessor design that makes it possible for more than one instruction at a time to be executed during a single clock cycle.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    utility

    In computers, a utility is a small program that provides an addition to the capabilities provided by the operating system.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    zap

    In general usage, zap (noun) is spiciness, kick, or a powerful force.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    core dump

    A core dump is the printing or the copying to a more permanent medium (such as a hard disk) the contents of random access memory (RAM) at one moment in time.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    flat file system

    A flat file system is a system of files in which every file in the system must have a different name.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    emulator

    In computers, an emulator is a hardware device or a program that pretends to be another particular device or program that other components expect to interact with.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    glass house

    Glass house is a term for centralized computing in an enterprise and the mindset of those who plan and administer it.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    computer operator

    A computer operator is the person responsible for monitoring and controlling computer systems especially mainframe computer systems in a company or organization.  Continue Reading

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