A midsized computer. In size and power, minicomputers lie between workstations and mainframes. In the past decade, the distinction between large minicomputers and small mainframes has blurred, however, as has the distinction between small minicomputers and workstations. But in general, a minicomputer is a multiprocessing system capable of supporting from 4 to about 200 users simultaneously.
A 5¼-inch floppy disk.
)In graphical user interfaces, to convert a window into an icon.
- minimum system requirements
See under system requirements.
- Mirror Site
A Web site that is a replica of an already existing site, used to reduce network traffic (hits on a server) or improve the availability of the original site. Mirror sites are useful when the original site generates too much traffic for a single server to support. Mirror sites also increase the speed with which […]
Short for mouse-look, the term mlook is derived from the command line used in some FPS games which allow the gamer to look around a 3-D game environment as a person would. The movement is done by moving the mouse around – and the results in the game are the equivalent of the game character […]