)Refers to the operating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources at a low level. Software is generally divided into systems software and applications software. Applications software comprises programs designed for an end user, such as word processors, database systems, and spreadsheet programs. Systems software includes compilers, loaders, linkers, and debuggers.
TermKit is an open source command line interface that runs on Mac OS X (Windows and Linux ports are also in development) and was written using Node and Objective-C. TermKit is graphical replacement for the old Unix terminal and was developed by Steven Wittens.
Short for Terminal Access Controller Access Control System, an authentication protocol that was commonly used in UNIX networks. TACACS allows a remote access server to communicate with an authentication server in order to determine if the user has access to the network. TACACS is now somewhat dated and is not used as frequently as it […]
Short for tiny area network, a LAN with only a few nodes. TANs are typically installed in homes or small office environments so that the devices can share resources, such as modems, files or printers.
Short for Telephony Application Programming Interface, an API for connecting a PC running Windows to telephone services. TAPI was introduced in 1993 as the result of joint development by Microsoft and Intel. The standard supports connections by individual computers as well as LAN connections serving many computers. Within each connection type, TAPI defines standards for […]
Short for Telecommunications Closet, an area, typically a room or closet, that houses all the equipment associated with telecommunications wiring systems. The TC also serves as a termination point for the horizontal cabling system of a network, the point of circuit administration and contains the network’s distribution panels, cross-connects and backbone. All telecommunications wiring is […]