(n.) Also referred to as a desknote computer, a computer that physically is the size of a notebook computer but is designed to function as a stationary unit, like a desktop computer. Desknotes save space because of their compact size and are typically somewhat larger than a notebook or laptop computer, both in keyboard and monitor size, but are not designed to be portable. Desknotes do not have battery capacity and, while they are portable, cannot be used for mobile computing.
The name comes from combining desktop with notebook.
(1) In graphical user interfaces, a desktop is the metaphor used to portray file systems. Such a desktop consists of pictures, called icons, that show cabinets, files, folders, and various types of documents(that is, letters, reports, pictures). You can arrange the icons on the electronic desktop just as you can arrange real objects on a […]
- Desktop Computer
(n.) A computer designed to fit comfortably on top of a desk, typically with the monitor sitting on top of the computer. Desktop model computers are broad and low, whereas tower model computers are narrow and tall. Because of their shape, desktop model computers are generally limited to three internal mass storage devices. Desktop models […]
- Desktop Publishing
Using a personal computer or workstation to produce high-quality printed documents. A desktop publishing system allows you to use different typefaces, specify various margins and justifications, and embed illustrations and graphs directly into the text. The most powerful desktop publishing systems enable you to create illustrations, while less powerful systems let you insert illustrations created […]
Many computer commands move data from one file to another or from one storage device to another. This is referred to as moving the data from the source to the destination (or target). The term is also used as an adjective, as in destination file or destination device .
- deterministic system
A system in which the output can be predicted with 100 percent certainty. Contrast with nondeterministic system.