(n.) (1) In multiprocessing systems, the process that is currently accepting input from the keyboard or other input device is sometimes called the foreground process.
(2) On display screens, the foreground consists of the characters and pictures that appear on the screen. The background is the uniform canvas behind the characters and pictures.
A collection of one or more domain trees with a common schema and implicit trust relationships between them. This arrangement would be used if you have multiple root DNS addresses.
To split source code into different development directions. Forking leads to the development of different versions of a program. Forking often occurs when the development of a piece of open source code has reached an impasse. The project is forked so that the code can be developed independently in different ways with different results.
- forklift upgrade
A slang term used to describe a major upgrade or overhaul to a system or network. A forklift upgrade is considered a large-scale upgrade where large parts of the existing infrastructure must be overhauled. A forklift upgrade requires investing in or buying new hardware, and possibly the hiring or contracting of on-site technicians to complete. […]
A formatted document containing blank fields that users can fill in with data. With paper forms, it is usually necessary for someone to transfer the data from the paper to a computer database, where the results can then be statistically analyzed. Some OCR systems can do this automatically, but they’re generally limited to forms containing […]
- form factor
The physical size and shape of a device. It is often used to describe the size of circuit boards.