Computing Terms

Don’t you hate it when you see a computer term somewhere and have no clue what the term means? Well, that’s why we put this little page together. We’ve listed some of the most common computer terms below alphabetically. Just click the link for a definition.

Quick Jump – | A-D | E-H | I-L | M-P | Q-T | U-X | Y-Z |

Term List A-D

ABCD
Active DesktopBackupCache FilesDefrag
Address BarBandwidthCD-RDesktop
AGPBeta ProgramsCD-RWDithering
Always on TopBIOSCGIDLL File
ASCII textBitClipboardDNS
AutohideBookmarkCMOSDPI
 BootCold BootDomain Name
 BroadbandControlsDOS
 BrowserCookieDrag & Drop
 BufferCopyDrivers
 Buffer UnderrunCutDSL
 Byte  


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Term List E-H

EFGH
Easter EggsFAT (16 & 32)GigabyteHard Drive
E-mail AttachmentFavoritesGUIHistory
Explorer (windows vs internet)File Associations Homepage
 File Extensions HTML
 File Sharing HTTP
 Focus  
 Folder  
 Formatting (disk)  
 Fragmentation  
 Frames  
 Firewall  
 FTP  

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Term List I-L

IJKL
IconJavakernelLocal Computer
IDEJumperKilobyte 
Illegal Operations   
Interrupt   
ISA slot   
ISP   

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Term List M-P

MNOP
MasterNetworkOperating SystemPartitions
MaximizeNetwork Neighborhood Paste
Megabyte  PC
Megapixels  PCI slot
Memory Stick  Pixels
MIME  Plug-in
Minimize  POP3
Motherboard  Portal
Multi-Tasking  Processor
Multiple Document Interface  Program Group
My Computer  PDA

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Term List Q-T

QRST
 Radio ButtonSafe ModeTaskbar
 RAMSave & Save AsThemes
 Recycle BinScanDiskTool Bar
 RegistrySearch Engine 
 Remote ComputerSeek Time 
 Root DirectoryShortcut 
 Runtime ErrorSingle Document Interface 
  Slave 
  SSL (Secure Server) 
  System Tray 
Spam

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Term List U-X

UVWX
URLVirtual MemoryWallpaper 
USBVirusWarm Boot 
  Wave (WAV) file 
  Web Server 
  Window Panes 
  Write Protected Disk 

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Term List Y-Z

YZ  
 Zip Drive  
 Zip File  

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