Short for Common UNIX Printing System, CUPS is a portable printing layer used on UNIX-based operating systems to provide a common printing interface across a local network. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) for managing print jobs, print queues and it adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description-based printing options. CUPS was first developed by Easy Software Products, but it is currently owned and maintained by Apple Inc.
A videoconferencing program that utilizes the Internet to transmit audio and video signals. There is a freeware version of CU-SeeMe developed at Cornell University. In June 2001, CU-SeeMe merged with First Virtual Communications, and has extended the point-to-point capabilities of the original CU-SeeMe application into a software multipoint control unit, known as Conference Server – […]
Short for China Video Disc, CVD is an enhancement to Video CD, that was developed by a Chinese government-backed committee of manufacturers and researchers. CVD was surpassed by SVCD; however, most of DVD players that support SVCD also support CVD.
Acronym for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. CVE is a dictionary-type list of standardized names for vulnerabilities and other information related to security exposures. CVE aims to standardize the names for all publicly known vulnerabilities and security exposures. The goal of CVE is to make it easier to share data across separate vulnerable databases and security […]
Short for check your settings, CYS is technical support shorthand used to note that the user requesting support was advised to check their settings in troubleshooting their problem. For example, if a user calls tech support claiming he can’t check his e-mail, the technical support personnel taking the call will have him CYS looking for […]
Short for Continuity-RIMM. Since there cannot be any unused RIMM slots on a motherboard, a C-RIMM is a special module used to fill any unused RIMM slots. It is basically a RIMM module without any memory chips.