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garbage collection

A term associated with the use of solid state drive (SSD) technology in data storage applications. One of the biggest issues is the way these drives collect garbage and delete it from data blocks prior to a write operation. Garbage collection, as it is known in the industry, improves write performance by eliminating the need […]

Games Explorer

A feature in Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system that enables users to quickly find and manage all PC games on your computer. In addition to seeing all the games, users can also see information about the installed games, including the ESRB rating, system requirements, updates and scores.

Google AdSense

AdSense (Google AdSense) is an advertising placement service by Google. The program is designed for website publishers who want to display targeted text, video or image advertisements on website pages and earn money when site visitors view or click the ads. The advertisements are controlled and managed by Google and Web publishers simply need to […]

Google Voice

Google Voice is an Internet telephony service from Google that enables free worldwide PC-to-PC voice calls and video-enabled calls as well as free PC-to-phone calls within North America. Google Voice is also designed to enhance the capabilities of an existing phone line by providing features such as online voicemail, the capability to send and receive […]

Gentoo Linux

A free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that’s optimized and customized to efficiently operate in server, workstation, desktop and gaming environments. Pronounced as it appears (“gen-too”), Gentoo takes its name from the Gentoo penguin, which is the fastest swimming species of penguins. At the heart of Gentoo is a unique software distribution […]

guest wireless network

A wireless router (or Wi-Fi router) feature that is designed to allow users to easily grant “visitor” access to your wireless Internet connection. Your visitors will get their own SSID to connect to, and you can isolate it from your main network to make sure that outsiders don’t have access to your local network resources, […]

Google Chromebook

Chromebooks offer a compelling list of benefits. They boot in 10 seconds, then last 8.5 hours on a charge. Because all apps and data live “in the cloud” (on some server somewhere), they don’t vanish when your hardware dies or goes missing. The problem is that they’re not best at anything. Google’s first Chromebooks started […]

Google+

Google+ (Google Plus) is Google’s attempt at social networking. The Google+ service that delivers functionality and many features similar to those of Facebook. Features in Google+ include “Posts” for posting status updates, “Circles” for sharing information with different groups of people (like Facebook Groups), “Sparks” for offering videos and articles users might like, and “Hangouts” […]

gateway antivirus

A feature of network security appliances that provides integrated antivirus security on the appliance to block potential threats before reaching the network. Gateway antivirus allows corporate and enterprise to check for viruses at the application layer using a web-based scanning service. A number of security vendors offer gateway antivirus solutions and the phrase is commonly […]

GNOME 3

A desktop graphics environment for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. Released in April 2011, GNOME 3 served as a major update for the GNOME project and was the first major release in nine years. While GNOME 3 advanced the GNOME project considerably in terms of technology and new features, the overall look and feel […]

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