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 also apply to hardware: the casing around a Pentium II CPU is called a wrapper.
- 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.
)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 […]
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 […]
A technology developed by U.S. Robotics (now 3COM) for delivering data rates up to 56 Kbps over plain old telephone service (POTS). It was long believed that the maximum data transmission rate over copper telephone wires was 33.6 Kbps, but X2 achieves higher rates by taking advantage of the fact that most phone switching stations […]