System Restore is a feature first introduced in Windows XP. It allows users to restore their computers to a previous state without losing personal data files. System Restore automatically creates restore points, which you can use to revert your system to the way it was at a previous time. Restore points are created both at the time of significant system events (such as when you install applications or drivers) and periodically (each day). You can also create and name restore points at any time.
System Restore is a feature also included in Windows Vista, but allows recovery from a greater range of changes than in Windows XP. In Vista when a restore point is requested, a shadow copy of a file or folder is created, where a shadow copy is essentially a previous version of the file or folder at a specific point. Windows Vista can request restore points automatically, or do so when you ask. [Adapted from Microsoft Windows Vista]
- System S
A distributed stream computing system developed by IBM that is designed to host applications that mine massive volumes and rates of streaming data for information.
- System folder
A standard folder on Macintoshes that contains the System and Finder programs, as well as other resources needed by the operating system.
- Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
SNA is short for Systems Network Architecture. Systems Network Architecture is a set of network protocols developed by IBM. Originally designed in 1974 for IBM’s mainframe computers, SNA has evolved over the years so that it now also supports peer-to-peer networks of workstations.
- Sabily Linux
Sabily is a free and open source operating system based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution. One main feature that distinguishes Sabily from other Ubuntu Linux distribution is that Sabily was designed by Muslims for Muslims. The Sabily open source operating system offers Islamic software such as Islamic prayer time applications (minbar, firefox-praytimes), a Qur’an study […]
- safe mode
A specific way for the Windows operating system to load when there is a system-critical problem interfering with the normal operation of Windows. Safe mode allows the user to troubleshoot the operating system to determine what is not functioning properly. For example, adding new software or drivers for a hardware device to the system can […]