An encoding scheme that converts binary data into ASCII characters. Any file, whether it be a graphics file, a text file, or a binary executable file, can be converted to BinHex. This format is particularly valuable for transferring files from one platform to another because nearly all computers can handle ASCII files. In fact, many e-mail programs include a BinHex encoder and decoder for sending and receiving attachments. BinHex is an especially common format for Macintosh files. Encoded files usually have a .HQX extension.
An alternative algorithm for converting binary files to ASCII is Uuencode.
- Binary File Transfer (BFT)
A standard for transmitting data files using fax modems. There are actually two standards, both of which are referred to as BFT: CCITT T.434 and Microsoft At Work (MAW).
Bing is a search engine from Microsoft that was launched on May 28, 2009. Microsoft calls it a “Decision Engine,” because it’s designed to return search results in a format that organizes answers to address your needs. When you search on Bing, in addition to providing relevant search results, the search engine also shows a […]
Short for GNU Binary Utilities, Binutils is a collection of binary programming tools used to assemble, link and manipulate binary and object files. Binutils have been ported to most major Unix variants as well as Wintel systems, and are often used with a compiler and libraries to design programs for Linux.
- BitLocker Hard Drive Encryption
A hard drive encryption tool in Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate. BitLocker addresses threats of data theft or disclosure from lost, stolen or inappropriately decommissioned PC hardware. BitLocker works by preventing a thief who boots another operating system or runs a software hacking tool from breaking Windows Vista file and system protections or performing offline […]
)[Image Source: BitTorrent Official Website] BitTorrent is a file distribution system used for transferring files across a network of people. As you download a file, BitTorrent places what you download on upload for other users; when multiple people are downloading the same file at the same time they upload pieces of the file to each […]