Electrostatic printer a high speed printer that uses

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Unformatted text preview: rs. A distributed database management system functions in such a manner that the multiple distributed databases managed by it appear as a single centralized database to the end users. Distributed operating system: An operating system for a distributed computing system in which the users view the system as a "virtual uniprocessor." Documentation: Documentation of a software system involves collecting, organizing, storing, and otherwise maintaining a complete historical record of programs and other documents used or prepared during the different phases of the system. Domain name: In a network environment, the name/address given to a computer, which uniquely identifies it. Dot-matrix printers: Character printers that form characters and all kinds of images as a pattern of dots. Dots Per Inch (DPI): A measurement of the quality for printed output. It refers to the number of dots that can be printed per linear inch, horizontally or vertically. Downloading: Moving a file from a remote computer to ones own computer in a network environment. Downtime: The period during which a computer is malfunctioning or not operating correctly due to machine failures. Drilling down: The process of viewing information from a higher level (in the hierarchy) to a more detailed view of information. Drum printers: Line printers that print characters by striking a set of hammers on an inked ribbon and paper placed against a solid cylindrical drum with characters embossed on its surface in the form of circular bands. Dual bus architecture: An interconnection architecture in which there are separate set of buses for interconnecting the CPU with memory and with I/O devices. Dumb terminal: A terminal that has no local processing capability. Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE): A technique for linking applications that allows a user to move data from one application into another, such as from a spreadsheet into a word-processor. Changes made in one application are automatically reflected in linked applications. Dynamic R...
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