Short for High Performance File System, a file system created specifically for IBM��s OS/2 to improve upon the limitations of the FAT file system. Among its improvements include support for mixed-case file names and long file names (256 characters as opposed to FAT��s 11 characters), more efficient use of disk space (files are not stored using multiple-sector clusters but on a per-sector basis), an internal architecture that keeps related items close to each other on the disk volume, less fragmentation of data and a centrally-located root directory.
Short for Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language, a set of commands for controlling plotters and printers. HPGL is part of Hewlett-Packard’s PCL Level 5 page description language.
Also referred to as HomePNA. A de facto home networking standard developed by the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance. This technology, building on Ethernets, allows all the components of a home network to interact over the home’s existing telephone wiring without disturbing the existing voice or fax services. In the same way a LAN operates, home […]
- HP-compatible printer
Hewlett-Packard was one of the first companies to produce a laser printer for PCs, and most software products include drivers for HP printers. The drivers control the printers through a language called PCL (printer control language ). Other manufacturers of laser printers design their printers so that they, too, understand PCL, making them able to […]
Short for High-quality Video Compact Disc, HQ-VCD is enhancement to Video CD developed by a Chinese government-backed committee of manufacturers and researchers. This format was superseded by the SVCD specification.
Short for Human Resources Information System HRIS is a system used by human resources departments to track employees and information about them. A HRIS is often a database system or a series of inter-related databases.