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Windows Bridge for iOS

Windows Bridge for iOS is a tool developed by Microsoft for bringing Apple iOS apps to the Windows platform. Microsoft first announced the open-source Windows Bridge for iOS technology at its Build 2015 conference in April 2015, and the company debuted an early “Developer Preview” version of the technology later in August of the same […]

Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS)

Workspace-as-a-Service, or WaaS, is a form of desktop virtualization that companies utilize to provide their employees with access to business applications and data from anywhere at any time using the employee’s device of a choice. With workspace-as-a-service solutions, employees can log in to the WaaS provider’s service and be provided with a virtual workspace desktop […]

Windows ReadyBoost

A Microsoft Windows Vista feature for adding memory to a system using flash memory, such as a USB flash drive, to improve performance without having to add additional system memory. The flash memory device will work as an additional memory cache that the computer can access much more quickly than it can access data on […]

wugging

Slang term that means Web use giving. The term wugging means to raise charity money through the Internet and Web sites. No cost is incurred by the user as the money is earned through affiliate programs as well as search engine advertisers. One of the most common forms of wugging are using a charity sponsored […]

write-protect

)To mark a file or disk so that its contents cannot be modified or deleted. When you want to make sure that neither you nor another user can destroy data, you can write-protect it. Many operating systems include a command to write-protect files. You can also write-protect 5¼-inch floppy disks by covering the write-protect notch […]

Write-Back Cache

A caching method in which modifications to data in the cache aren’t copied to the cache source until absolutely necessary. Write-back caching is available on many microprocessors, including all Intel processors since the 80486. With these microprocessors, data modifications (e.g., write operations) to data stored in the L1 cache aren’t copied to main memory until […]

write endurance

In flash-based solid state disks the write endurance is the number of write cycles to a block of flash memory. Once you have met the write endurance limit the disk may become unreliable.

write

To copy data from main memory to a storage device, such as a disk.

wrapper

Software that accompanies resources or other software for the purposes of improving convenience, compatibility, or security. For example, a wrapper is used to compress and encrypt software that is being sold over the Internet. It is also used to make EDI – a decades-old electronic commerce standard – compatible with the Internet. The term can […]