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  • November 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    open source beer

    Open source beer is beer whose recipe is published according to principles adapted from open source software. According to the licensing agreement, the recipe can be used and adapted by anyone... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Samba

    Samba is a popular freeware program that allows end users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources on a company's intranet or on the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Information Kit: Linux, Unix, and All the Little ixes

    Linux, Unix, and all the little ixes --The Unix versus Linux confusion  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    freeware

    Freeware (not to be confused with free software) is programming that is offered at no cost and is a common class of small applications available for downloading and use in most operating systems.  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Open Software Foundation (OSF)

    The Open Software Foundation (OSF) was a pioneer industry-sponsored organization whose purpose was to foster, identify, and, in some cases, develop software technologies that could serve as industry and perhaps eventually national and international ...  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    open source software (OSS)

    Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, or improved through public collaboration and distributed with the idea that code must be shared with others  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)

    PHP is a script language and interpreter that is freely available and used primarily on Linux Web servers... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2006 22 Nov'06

    Playstation

    Playstation is a video game console developed by Sony.  Continue Reading

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    biochip

    A biochip is a collection of miniaturized test sites (microarrays) arranged on a solid substrate that permits many tests to be performed at the same time in order to achieve higher throughput and speed.  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    Zune

    The Zune is a portable digital media player from Microsoft.  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    Windows Media Player (WMP)

    Windows Media Player (WMP) is a software application from Microsoft used to play, store and organize digital audio, images and video.  Continue Reading

  • November 10, 2006 10 Nov'06

    long tail

    The long tail is a frequency distribution pattern in which occurences are most densely clustered close to the Y-axis and the distribution curve tapers along the X-axis.  Continue Reading

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    sideband

    In electronic signal transmission, a sideband is the portion of a modulated carrier wave that is either above or below the basic (baseband) signal.  Continue Reading

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    bandpass filter

    A bandpass filter is an electronic device or circuit that allows signals between two specific frequencies to pass, but that discriminates against signals at other frequencies.  Continue Reading

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    bandwidth test (testing your bandwidth)

    A bandwidth test is a program that sends one or more files of known size over a network to a distant computer (for example, your own computer), measures the time required for the file(s) to successfully download at the destination, and thereby ...  Continue Reading

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    backhaul

    Backhaul, a term probably derived from the trucking industry, has several usages in information technology.  Continue Reading

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    azimuth and elevation

    Azimuth and elevation are angles used to define the apparent position of an object in the sky, relative to a specific observation point.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2006 03 Nov'06

    tropical year

    The tropical year is the interval of time between one vernal equinox and the next and is a standard unit of time used by astronomers, physicists, and navigators.  Continue Reading

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    Bcc (blind carbon copy or blind courtesy copy)

    In Eudora and perhaps other email facilities, you'll see the abbreviations "Fcc" and "Bcc".  Continue Reading

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