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.
Any machine or component that attaches to a computer. Examples of devices include disk drives, printers, mice, and modems. These particular devices fall into the category of peripheral devicesbecause they are separate from the main computer. Most devices, whether peripheral or not, require a program called a device driver that acts as a translator, converting […]
(adj.) Like machine-dependent, device-dependent refers to programs that can run only on a certain type of hardware (i.e., their ability to function depends on the devices on which they run).
- Device Manager
Device Manager is an OS feature that lets you view and change the properties of all devices attached to your computer. To get to the device manager in Windows, right click on the My computer icon, choose properties, then click on the device manager tab. From there you can select a variety of management options. […]
- dial peer
An addressable call endpoint – a software structure that binds a dialed digit string to a voice port or IP address of the destination gateway. Several dial peers always exist on each router in the network, and at least two dial peers will be involved in making a call across the network, one on the […]