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Glossary : A- Z
ACPI : Advanced configuration and power interface, a standard for saving power by automatically turning off computer hardware when it is not in use.

Active X Controls : Small programs embedded in webpages that can be automatically downloaded and run on your computer to add features to web browser.

Antivirus Software: Program that detests viruses and worms and may also delete them from your system.
Autoexec.nt file: DOS configuration file used by legacy and DOS Programs.
Automatic Updates: Internet - based system of automatically distributing and installing updates to Windows and the programs those come with it.
Background : Image or color displayed on the desktop "behind" the windows that appear on the desktop.or program running while its window is not active.
Backup: Duplicate copy of information,stored seperately in case something happens to the original copy.
Boot.ini: File from which windows created the boot menu that enables you to choose which operating system to run when starting up a multiboot system.
Browse : To navigate the internet or th content of your computer.
Browser : Program that communicates with web servers on the internet and displays web pages.
Cache : A Folder that temporarily stores files on your computer.
CD-ROM- (Compact Disc read-only memory) : A high capacity form of storage also called a compact disc or CD.You must have a CD-ROM drive to use these disc.CD-ROMs dont allow users to store information.
CHKDSK: Locates bad sectors,retrieves readable information ,and repair errors in systems files.
Clients: A computer that connects to another,central computer called a server.Aclient computer uses files, printers and other resources shared by the server.
Control Panel : A group of tools you use to change hardware and software settings.
Data Recovery Agent : Decrypts files and folders,encrypted by other users.
Defragmenting : Process of searching and conslidating the fragmented files and folders.
Dfragmentation : The process of rewriting a file to adjacent sections of a hardisk.Overtime,parts of the same file can become fragmented that is spread over different areas on a hardisk.Fragmentation causes slower disk speed.Windows 98 includes the Disk Defragmenter,which may help improve disk performance.
Device Manager: Provides support in managing and troubleshooting the I/O devices.
Dial-Up Networking : A feature that allows you to use a phone line and modem to connect to another computer dial-up modem Device that connects to your computer to a regular dial-up phone line.
Digital Signature: Information added to end of an e-mail message to prove who sent it.
Disk Clean Up: Enables to free the disk space by deleting certain files, such as temperorary Internet files, Internet cache files, and unnecessary programs.
Dual-boot installation : Computer tha can started in either of two operating system eg: Windows XP & Windows 98, or Windows XP & Linux.
Ethernet: Type of local area network communication,including standards for cabling and network cards.
Extension: Last part of a filename,attached to the rest of the filename by a period(.).Extensions are usually three letters long and indicate the file type.
External Modem : Modem that connects to your computer's serial port be a serial cable.
Firewall : Gateway program that provides security features when translating between a LAN and the Internet.Afirewall includes or works with a proxy server.Windows XP comes with the Internet connection Firewall.
Fragmentation : Storage of files in discontinous groups of sectors on your disk. When too many files are split up in to too many groups of sectors,disk performance slows down, and you should defragment the disk.
Graphical User Interface(GUI) : Software design that allows you to control your computer by using a mouse,windows,and icons.