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.
- form feed
(1) Printers that use continuous paper normally have a form feed button or command that advances the paper to the beginning of the next page. (2) A special character that causes the printer to advance one page length or to the top of the next page. In systems that use the ASCII character set, a […]
(v.) (1) To prepare a storage medium, usually a disk, for reading and writing. When you format a disk, the operating system erases all bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure all sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (that is, those that are scratched), and creates internal address tables that it […]