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Array in a Manger: Do you speak Geek?

1. What well-known guiding principle, usually seen as an acronym, is based on the theory that an uncomplicated approach is often the best one?
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2. What's the name of the leading software company that assembles open source components for the Linux operating system and related programs into a distribution package?
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3. What's the term used to describe loading a computer's operating system into memory?
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4. What type of technology makes it possible to find out if someone else is or is not online?
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5. What's the term for circuitry designed to provide expanded capability to a computer?
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6. What term is used to describe aesthetically appealing visual elements of Web sites or displays?
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7. What term describes a level of computer responsiveness that is perceived to correspond to the way that events unfold, time-wise, in the external world?
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8. What's the name of a protocol used by a proxy server to accept requests from users in a company's network for forwarding across the Internet?
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9. What's the term for a small file containing user information that disappears when the user's browser is closed?
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10. What's the term used to describe the modification of personal information stored on a computer to illicitly gather information about the user?
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