The name of a software firm associated with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Alta Vista offers software products you can use to locate and manage information on the Internet or a private computer network that uses Internet tools (an intranet). The best known product from this company is the Alta Vista Search system that anyone can use to find information on the World Wide Web. People often use the term Alta Vista to refer to this free search service.
The Alta Vista search service contains one of the largest Web indices. The index is maintained and generated by programs, called robots or spiders, that follow links on Web pages, download the pages, and then index them according to the words and phrases that the pages contain.
An open source Web browser editor that authors can use to create and update documents on the Web. Amaya offers integration between browsing and editing features in a single environment. Amaya started at W3C in 1996 as HTML plus CSS style sheets editor. Currently, it supports XML and a number of XML applications, such as […]
- Amazon EC2
Short for Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud, Amazon EC2 is a commercial Web service from Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) that lets customers “rent” computing resources from the EC2 cloud. EC2 provides storage, processing, and Web services to customers. EC2 is a virtual computing environment, that enables customers to use Web service interfaces to launch instances with […]
- Ambient Air Temperature
In computer BIOS settings for some specific BTX Intel desktop boards, Ambient Air Temperature is an advanced hardware monitoring option that displays the temperature near the remote thermal diode on BTX form factor boards. See “BIOS Beep Codes” in the Quick Reference section of
- America Online
A popular online service. It is often abbreviated as AOL.
A family of personal computers originally produced by Commodore Business Machines. Amigas are powerful personal computers that have extra microprocessors to handle graphics and sound generation. The Amiga operating system has had preemptive multitasking since its inception in 1985, 10 years before this feature found its way into Microsoft Windows. Like older Apple Macintosh computers, […]