A new computer system that does not contain an operating system or any software. For example, when you purchase a new hard drive it is completely empty, or “nothing but bare metal”.
See related term barebones.
- bare-metal programming
Also called bare-metal, it is considered to be a low-level method of programming that is specific to the hardware used in the computer system and is often used for optimizing software and applications for an individual computer or small group of systems, or the creation of basic tools which would be used on a new […]
- bare metal restore
In data recovery, a bare metal restore is one where a computer system is backed up from bare metal state. This type of data recovery will include using a backup to restore the operating system, application data, user data, and software. The hardware system the restore is being done on must be the exact same […]
A term used to describe a partially built PC. A barebones system package will differ depending on the manufacturer, but you can generally expect them to contain at least a case, power supply, and motherboard. Barebone systems typically are bought when the end-user needs only the basic system to get started with because they want […]
- barn doors
In television production, barn doors is a slang term used to describe an effect that occurs when a 4:3 image is viewed on a 16:9 (widescreen aspect ratio) screen. This causes the viewer to see black bars on the sides of the screen, giving the viewer the illusion of barn doors on the screen.
- base URL
When designing a Web page, most design programs will allow you to specify a base URL that is it will convert all relative URLs on that page to absolute URLs. Also called base location.