A small program that loads the operating system into the computer��s memory when the system is booted and also starts the operating system.
- boot sequence
The order of drives that a system��s BIOS follows when looking for the operating system (OS) to boot after the computer has performed POST. For example, the BIOS may be instructed to first look to drive C (i.e., the hard disk) for the OS and then drive A (i.e., the floppy disk). If the OS […]
- bootable diskette
A diskette from which you can boot your computer. Normally, your computer boots from a hard disk, but if the hard disk is damaged (for example, by a virus), you can boot the computer from a bootable diskette. For this reason, it’s a good idea to make sure you always have a bootable diskette on […]
Bootleg, as a general term, refers to the illegal distribution or sale of any goods. In software, music and video terminology it refers to any materials — such as a a program, song or movie — that is illegally distributed or sold without permission from the copyright or trademark owner. Bootleg can also refer to […]
The handoff point of any IP-enabled infrastructure. This is where a session passes from one network to another and can be defined as the edge of a carrier’s network or the point between an enterprise and its carrier.
- borderless printing
A print option found on many inkjet printers, especially those which offer photo-quality printing. Selecting this print option will produce photo prints that have no white space around the edges. Borderless printing produces photos similar to those you would obtain through a photo lab.