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Lastdrive

A command used to specify the number of drives that can be accessed and recognized by MS DOS. For example, in the CONFIG.SYS file the command line lastdrive=h would set the last drive letter to H.

LAN party

Slang term used to describe an event or gathering of people, usually gamers, who setup a LAN (local-area network) and play multiplayer games on the LAN. Often, gamers will travel for a LAN party and bring their own computer system with them.

Layer

In graphics software, a layer is the term used to describe the different levels at which you can place an object or image file. In the program you can stack, merge or define layers when creating a digital image. Layers can be partially obscured allowing portions of images within a layer to be hidden or […]

Lunascape Web browser

A “triple-engine” Web browser that contains the rendering engines used in Microsoft Internet Explorer (Trident), Mozilla Firefox (Gecko) and Google Chrome / Apple Safari (WebKit) and allows users to switch between layout engines on the fly. The latest edition of the browser, Lunascape 6 Orion, is available for Windows 2000, XP ,Vista, 7, Server 2003 […]

Linux OS (Linux Operating System)

The Linux open source operating system, or Linux OS, is a freely distributable, cross-platform operating system based on Unix that can be installed on PCs, laptops, netbooks, mobile and tablet devices, video game consoles, servers, supercomputers and more.

Linux Virtualization

Linux virtualization refers to running one or more virtual machines on a physical computer that’s operated by the Linux open source operating system. Linux virtualization can be used for isolating specific apps, programming code or even an operating system itself, as well as for security and performance testing purposes. Powerful computers and hardware have made […]

Linux laptop

A laptop that runs a variant of the Linux open source operating system such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, Red Hat or Mandriva. While a Linux laptop can be purchased with Linux already preinstalled, in many cases a user will need to purchase a laptop that doesn’t have an operating system preinstalled or a laptop with […]

Linux server

A Linux server is a high-powered variant of the Linux open source operating system that’s designed to handle the more demanding needs of business applications such as network and system administration, database management and Web services. Linux servers are frequently selected over other server operating systems for their stability, security and flexibility advantages. Leading Linux […]

Linux on Windows

Linux on Windows refers to running the Linux open source operating system or native Linux applications on Windows computers. There are two general options for running Linux on Windows. One option is running Linux in a virtualized environment, while a second option is to run a version of the Linux kernel that has been ported […]

Linux download

A Linux download is a downloadable software installation, or distribution, of the Linux open source operating system, a freely distributable, cross-platform operating system based on Unix. Popular Linux download distributions include Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Fedora, Red Hat and openSUSE. Linux downloads are available for both desktop and server use, and include the Linux kernel (the […]