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

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


Term List E-H

Easter EggsFAT (16 & 32)GigabyteHard Drive
E-mail AttachmentFavoritesGUIHistory
Explorer (windows vs internet)File Associations Homepage
 File Extensions HTML
 File Sharing HTTP
 Formatting (disk)  


Term List I-L

IconJavakernelLocal Computer
Illegal Operations   
ISA slot   


Term List M-P

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


Term List Q-T

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


Term List U-X

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


Term List Y-Z

 Zip Drive  
 Zip File  


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