Short for Zero Administration for Windows, a collection of utilities developed by Microsoft that should enable administrators to centrally manage and update software on PCs connected to a LAN. ZAW was developed partly as a response to the emergence of Net PCs. One of the main selling points of Net PCs is that they enable software to be centralized, which greatly simplifies administration of applications. ZAW attempts to offer the same sort of administration ease while letting the applications remain on traditional desktop PCs.
A Solaris file system that uses storage pools to manage physical storage. The ZFS pooled storage model eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning and stranded storage by enabling thousands of file systems to draw from a common storage pool, using only as much space as it actually needs. ZFS […]
- ZIF socket
Short for zero insertion force socket, a chip socket that allows one to insert and remove a chip without special tools.
An abbreviation commonly found on GPS and other small handheld devices that represents the zoom in function on the device. The button for this function may also be marked with a plus sign similar to ZIN(+).
(1) A popular data compression format. Files that have been compressed with the ZIP format are called ZIP files and usually end with a.ZIP extension. (2)
Short for zero-slot LAN, a local-area network (LAN) that uses existing serial and/or parallel communication ports on the computers in the network instead of requiring network interface cards (NICs) that would occupy an expansion slot. Zero-slot LANs are typically slower than LANS that use NICs and are limited to two or three network nodes.