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 cursor, and the Backspace key, which deletes the character to the left of the cursor or insertion point. On Macintoshes, the Delete key generally acts like a PC’s Backspace key, deleting the character immediately in front of the insertion point.
- 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.
One of Intel’s Pentium II microprocessor. Unlike previous Pentium IIs manufactured with a 0.35-micron process, the Deschutes processors have transistor sizes of 0.25 microns. The smaller size will enable Intel to produce smaller chips with lower power consumption. The first series of Deschutes chips ran at 333 MHz.
- Destructive Trojan
A type of Trojan horse designed to destroy and delete files, and is more like a virus than any other Trojan. It can often go undetected by antivirus software.
- Device Bay
A specification developed by Intel, Compaq and Microsoft that would standardize the size, shape, and connection of computer components, such as disk drives, modems, and audio devices. This would enable computer owners to easily exchange and upgrade these components. The Device Bay specification is similar to the PCMCIA standard, but is designed for larger, faster […]