Pronounced “deb-EE-uhn.” Short for Debian GNU/Linux or Debian GNU/Hurd, an open source operating system that uses the Linux or Hurd kernel, respectively. Debian continues to be developed by more than 500 contributors who comprise the Debian Project. The software can be downloaded over the Internet or purchased on CD-ROM.
The Debian software project was started in 1993 by Ian Murdock. It��s name comes from a combination of the words Ian and Debra, Murdock��s wife.
The term Debian refers to both the operating system and/or the group that maintains it.
- Defense In-Depth
A security and antivirus term used to describe an approach to system security where multiple layers of security are deployed to guard against failure of one component or layer.
A DOS and Windows utility that defragments your hard disk. In Windows 95, you run Defrag by selecting Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Defragmenter. See “Learn How to Defrag Your Hard Drive” in the Did You Know…? section of
- Delete key
Often abbreviated as Del, the Delete key is used to remove characters and other objects. On PCs, the Delete key generally removes the character immediately under the cursor (or to the right of the insertion point), or the highlighted text or object. Note the difference between the Delete key, which deletes the character under the […]
- Dell Computer
The world’s largest mail-order computer vendor. Founded by Michael Dell in 1984, Dell Computer has built a reputation for delivering quality PCs at competitive prices.
A Rapid Application Development (RAD) system developed by Borland International, Inc. Delphi is similar to Visual Basic from Microsoft, but whereas Visual Basic is based on the BASIC programming language, Delphi is based on Pascal.