Macintosh computers have a special command key marked by a four-leaf clover or an apple. The Command key is similar to a PC’s Alt key — you hold it down while pressing another key to execute some operation. Typically, command-key combinations are shorthands for menu choices. For example, on the desktop, pressing the Command key and O is equivalent to selecting the open option from the file menu.
The Command key is sometimes called the Apple key or Open Apple.
- Commerce Services Provider
Commerce Services Providers, or CSPs supply businesses with the tools and services they need to buy and sell products and services over the Internet and manage their online enterprises. CSPs provide service in areas such as: hardware/software design risk management payments brand recognition distribution control taxes Web site development and hosting Web site performance monitoring […]
- Common Intermediate Format
(n.) A video format used in videoconferencing systems that easily supports both NTSC and PAL signals. CIF is part of the ITU H.261 videoconferencing standard. It specifies a data rate of 30 frames per second (fps), with each frame containing 288 lines and 352 pixels per line. A related standard, QCIF (Quarter CIF), transfers one […]
- Common Language Infrastructure
Created by Microsoft as the foundation of its .NET technology, the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) is an ECMA standard (ECMA-335) that allows applications to be written in a variety of high-level programming languages and executed in different system environments. Programming languages that conform to the CLI have access to the same base class library and […]
- Common UNIX Printing System
See under CUPS.
- Communication Streaming Architecture
A communications interface technology developed by Intel that directly connects the Memory Controller Hub (the chip that controls the memory) to the I/O controller hub (the network interface) to eliminate network traffic through the PCI bus. The interface allows for full-duplex data transmission at gigabit speeds. Also, memory read and write operations have lower latencies […]