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  • init

    (1) On Macintoshes an old term (before System 7) for System extensions. See under extension. (2) Short for initialize or initialization.

  • Chipset

    A number of integrated circuits designed to perform one or more related functions. For example, one chipset may provide the basic functions of a modem while another provides the CPU functions for a computer. Newer chipsets generally include functions provided by two or more older chipsets. In some cases, older chipsets that required two or […]

  • Warm Boot

    Refers to restarting a computer that is already turned on via the operating system. Restarting it returns the computer to its initial state. A warm boot is sometimes necessary when a program encounters an error from which it cannot recover. On PCs, you can perform a warm boot by pressing the Control, Alt, and Delete […]

  • TFTP

    Abbreviation of Trivial File Transfer Protocol, a simple form of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). TFTP uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)and provides no security features. It is often used by servers to bootdiskless workstations, X-terminals, and routers.

  • configure

    To set up a program or computer system for a particular application.

  • 802.11ad

    A wireless LAN (WLAN) specification under development by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) that will serve as the successor to the 802.11ac specification, which is also currently under development. The 802.11ad standard is expected to be approved by the IEEE in 2014. The 802.11ad specification operates in the 60GHz frequency band, as […]

  • Call Center CRM Software

    Call center CRM software, also called call center CRM (customer relationship management), are software solutions that help call center agents access the right information and knowledge about a customer’s history to improve the overall customer experience. Call center CRM is typically desktop software that integrate with existing telephony and back-office applications.

  • PWS

    (1) Short for personal Web server, a generic term for a Web server that is used to host Web page files for an individual. (2) When capitalized as Personal Web Server, the name of Microsoft��s Web server program for individuals hosting Web page files from a personal computer. Personal Web Server is a smaller-scale version […]

  • Carbon Free Computing

    VIA Carbon Free Computing is an initiative launched by VIA Technologies, a manufacturer of microprocessors and chipsets in October 2006. Carbon Free Computing is a set of programs and products designed to help individuals and organizations reduce their impact on the environment. The VIA Carbon Free Computing is a part of the VIA Green Computing […]

  • electromagnetic spectrum

    Abbreviated as EM, and also called just spectrum or electromagnetic radiation spectrum, electromagnetic spectrum refers to the complete range of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic spectrum includes the following different types of of radiation (from lowest energy to highest): radio, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma-rays. See RF for a list of radio […]