A Debian tool used to manage packages. When a user installs a package on a system, it also searches for and then installs or upgrades all the necessary dependant packages to make the package work. The actual command is apt-get.
- arbitrated loop
A Fibre Channel standard defining a loop topology where up to 126 devices can communicate with one another using an arbitrated access protocol.
- arcade game
(1) A coin-operated entertainment machine, usually found in arcades, bars, hotels and other business establishments. Arcade games are video games or pinball machines. (2) A type of game genre that is a fast-paced action game (for PC or console), requiring hand-eye coordination skill to play. Pinball games for the PC would be considered an arcade […]
(n.) A design. The term architecture can refer to either hardware or software, or to a combination of hardware and software. The architecture of a system always defines its broad outlines, and may define precise mechanisms as well. An open architecture allows the system to be connected easily to devices and programs made by other […]
- architecture of participation
A phrase coined by Tim O’Reilly that is used to describe the nature of systems that are designed for user contribution. Architecture of Participation is a Web 2.0 concept in which a community of users contributes to the content or to the design and development process.
- archival backup
A type of backup in which all files are copied to a backup storage device. Archival backups are also called full backup. Contrast with incremental backups, in which only modified files are copied.