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Terms related to computer hardware, including definitions about cables, connectors and power supply units and words and phrases about computing peripheral devices including the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.

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  • WRAM (Window RAM) - Window RAM (WRAM), unrelated to Microsoft Windows, is very high-performance video RAM that is dual-ported and has about 25% more bandwidth than VRAM but costs less.
  • wrap plug - A wrap plug, also known as a loopback plug, is a special plug that can be inserted into a port on a communications device to perform a diagnostic test called a loopback test.
  • WXGA - WXGA, which stands for wide XGA, is a term used in product specifications to describe a display screen that is appropriate for business but is also suitable for watching DVDs.
  • WYSIWYP (what you see is what you print) - WYSIWYP (pronounced wizzy-whip and standing for what you see is what you print) is the ability of an application program, such as a word processor, to generate print versions of content that match what the user sees on the screen.
  • X server - An X server is a server of connections to X terminals in a distributed network that uses the X Window System.
  • X terminal - An X terminal is typically a diskless computer especially designed to provide a low-cost user interface for applications that run in a network X server as part of a distributed X Window System.
  • xerography (electrophotography) - Xerography, also known as electrophotography, is a printing and photocopying technique that works on the basis of electrostatic charges.
  • Yagi antenna (Yagi-Uda array) - A Yagi antenna, also known as a Yagi-Uda array or simply a Yagi, is a unidirectional antenna commonly used in communications when a frequency is above 10 MHz.
  • YANG (data modeling language) - YANG is a data modeling language for the NETCONF configuration management protocol.
  • z990 (T-Rex) - The z990, also known by its code name T-Rex, is a 64-bit mainframe computer from IBM that contains 32 processors, together capable of executing approximately 9,000 million instructions per second (MIPS), nearly three times the processing power.
  • zinc whiskers - Zinc whiskers are tiny growths of elemental zinc that form on the surfaces of objects that are electroplated, or galvanized, with zinc.
  • Zip drive - A Zip drive is a small, portable disk drive used primarily for backing up and archiving personal computer files.
  • zombie server (comatose server) - A zombie server, also known as a comatose server, is one that is plugged in and drawing power but not performing any work and possibly not detectable other than physically.
  • zoned-bit recording (ZBR) - Zoned-bit recording (ZBR) is a method of physically optimizing the utilization of a hard drive by placing more sectors in the outer tracks than in the inner tracks.
  • Zune - The Zune is a portable digital media player from Microsoft.

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