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Personal computing

Terms related to personal computers, including definitions about computers sold as consumer products and words and phrases about laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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  • WhatsApp - WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia smartphone users to exchange text, image, video and audio messages for free.
  • white balance - In video recording, white balance is an electronic process that calibrates the picture for accurate color display in different lighting conditions by determining what is "white.
  • white space device (WSD) - A white space device is an FCC-certified wireless device that can be used without an exclusive broadcast license in the RF spectrum below 700 MHz: underutilized, unlicensed portions of the spectrum called white space.
  • Windows 1.0 - Windows 1.0 was the first of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating systems, released in 1985.
  • Windows 2.0 - Windows 2.0 was the 2nd version of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating system, released in 1987.
  • Windows 3.0 - Windows 3.0 was the 3rd version of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating system, released in 1990.
  • Windows 3.1 - Windows 3.1 was the 4th version of Microsoft’s GUI-based operating system, released in 1993.
  • Windows 7 - Windows 7 is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) released commercially in October 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista.
  • Windows 95 - Windows 95 was the 5th version of Microsoft’s GUI operating system, released in 1995.
  • Windows Mixed Reality - Windows Mixed Reality is a Microsoft platform for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
  • Windows XP Mode - Windows XP Mode is a feature of the Windows 7 operating system that allows it to run applications that are only compatible with Windows XP.
  • Wintel - Wintel is a computer trade industry term for personal computers based on the Intel microprocessor and one of the Windows operating system from Microsoft.
  • Wolfram Alpha - Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine (sometimes referred to as an "answer engine").
  • workstation - A workstation is a computer intended for individual use that is faster and more capable than a personal computer.
  • 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.
  • Xerox - Xerox is a provider of document-related technology and services.
  • XJACK - XJACK is a type of connector for notebook computer modem that allows a standard telephone connector to snap into the modem.
  • Zero-TV - Zero-TV is Nielsen's category for homes that neither subscribe to cable or satellite television services nor use an antenna to boost signals for over the air (OTA) broadcasts.

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