A common type of high-quality printer, called an imagesetter, capable of printing at resolutions of up to 2540 dots per inch. Linotronic printers are too expensive for homes or most offices, but you can obtain Linotronic output by taking a PostScript file to a Service Bureau.
- Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds is credited with creating the Linux kernel in 1991 with the assistance of developers around the world. Linus Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 and was enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988 where he studied computer science. In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An […]
Pronounced lee-nucks or lih-nucks. A freely-distributable open source operating system that runs on a number of hardware platforms. The Linux kernel was developed mainly by Linus Torvalds and it is based on Unix. Because it’s free, and because it runs on many platforms, including PCs and Macintoshes, Linux has become an extremely popular alternative to […]
A patented display technology for use for handhelds and mobile devices. These screens do not need to be backlit, which is a drain on the device battery — instead they are illuminated by sunlight and the movement of the liquid inside the screen. A display is produced using the principles of Electrowetting to create a […]
- Lisa mouse
The name for the mouse that was distributed with Apple’s first mouse-controlled computer called the Lisa System (pre-Macintosh) in 1983. The Lisa Mouse (model no. A9M0050) used a steel ball (instead of the rubber ball found in more modern mice), and was rectangular in shape with a raised front panel, and contained a single mouse […]
An automatic mailing list server developed by Eric Thomas for BITNET in 1986. When e-mail is addressed to a LISTSERV mailing list, it is automatically broadcast to everyone on the list. The result is similar to a newsgroup or forum, except that the messages are transmitted as e-mail and are therefore available only to individuals […]