A UNIX program that takes an e-mail address as input and returns information about the user who owns that e-mail address. On some systems, finger only reports whether the user is currently logged on. Other systems return additional information, such as the user’s full name, address, and telephone number. Of course, the user must first enter this information into the system. Many e-mail programs now have a finger utility built into them.
Firebird is a RDBMS offering many ANSI SQL standard features that run on Linux, Windows and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers concurrency, high performance and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. Firebird is open source and as such, it is completely free of any registration, licensing or deployment fees. It may […]
Firefox is a free, open source Web browser for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is based on the Mozilla code base and offers customization options and features such as its capability to block pop-up windows, tabbed browsing, privacy and security measures, smart searching, and RSS live bookmarks. See “What Do Temporary Internet Files […]
- Firm Order Commitment
A telecommunications term used to signify an installation date for telecommunication services such as a DSL, ISDN, or T1 line. Also used for number porting between service providers.
- Fixed Mobile Convergence
Abbreviated as FMC or F/MC, Fixed Mobile Convergence is the term used to describe integrated connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications network. Fixed Mobile Convergence is used by carriers to provide a seamless switching between a cellular and local networks for mobile users. In the enterprise, the goal of FMC is to provide business users […]
A bandwidth friendly and browser independent vector-graphic animation technology. As long as different browsers are equipped with the necessary plug-ins, Flash animations will look the same. With Flash, users can draw their own animations or import other vector-based images. Flash was known as FutureSplash until 1997, when Macromedia Inc. bought the company that developed it.