A type of software or Web service that allows people to communicate and collaborate while using the application. E-mail, blogs, and even instant messaging are all examples of social software.
(1) In UNIX and some other operating systems, a software object that connects an application to a network protocol. In UNIX, for example, a program can send and receive TCP/IP messages by opening a socket and reading and writing data to and from the socket. This simplifies program development because the programmer need only worry […]
- socket 370
Socket 370 is Intel’s new plastic PGA ZIF motherboard socket for its line of Celeron and Pentium processors. If you still happen to use a Slot 1 motherboard, you can purchase a slotket, which will support socket 370 chips.
Also called TCP sockstress, sockstress is a potentially serious generic issue in many operating systems that affects the availability of TCP services. It is believed that a DoS attack exploiting the sockstress vulnerability uses half-open connections to deplete resources in the machines under attack. It very quickly causes specific services to become unavailable and may […]
In computer science, soft is used to describe things that are intangible. For example, you cannot touch software. It’s like music — you can see musical scores and touch CDs and tapes, but the music itself is intangible. Similarly, you can see software instructions (programs), and touch floppy disks on which the programs are stored, […]
- soft boot
Same as warm boot.