A worldwide bulletin board system that can be accessed through the Internet or through many online services. The USENET contains more than 14,000 forums, called newsgroups, that cover every imaginable interest group. It is used daily by millions of people around the world.
Short for User State Migration Tools, it is a tool that allows a system administrator to migrate user configuration setting and files from systems running Windows 95 or later to a clean Windows XP installation. USMT is designed for use by system administrators when performing large deployments of Windows XP Professional in a corporate environment. […]
Short for universal synchronous receiver-transmitter, a device that combines the transmitting and receiving circuitry for synchronous data communications via the serial port on a computer. The USRT circuit sends and receives data without requiring start and stop codes.
Coordinated Universal Time is a time scale that couples Greenwich Mean Time, which is based solely on the Earth’s inconsistent rotation rate, with highly accurate atomic time. UTC was devised on January 1, 1972 and is coordinated in Paris by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. When atomic time and Earth time approach a […]
Short for Universal Transformation Format, a method of converting Unicode characters, which are 16 bits each, into 7- or 8-bit characters. UTF-7 converts Unicode into ASCII for transmission over 7-bit mail systems, and UTF-8 converts Unicode to 8-bit bytes.
- Unshielded Twisted Pair U(TP)
Short for unshielded twisted pair, a popular type of cable that consists of two unshielded wires twisted around each other. Due to its low cost, UTP cabling is used extensively for local-area networks (LANs) and telephone connections. UTP cabling does not offer as high bandwidth or as good protection from interference as coaxial or fiber […]