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Gopher: A text-based Internet search tool that provides hierarchical collection of
information of all sorts across the Internet.
Graceful degradation: The ability of a system to continue providing service
proportional to the level of non-failed hardware when one or more of its hardware
Graphical User Interface (GUI): An interface for computer users that provides
icons (pictures) and menus (list of choices) which users can select with a mouse
for telling the computer what they want it to do for them.
Graphics software: Software that enables users to use a computer system for
creating, editing, viewing, storing retrieving and printing designs, drawings,
pictures, graphs and anything else that can be drawn in a traditional manner.
Gray scales: The number of shades of a color that can be presented on a
monochrome (black and white) monitor's screen or on a monochrome printer's
Groupware: See Computer Supported Co-opeative Working (CSCW). H
Hacker: A computer enthusiast who uses the computer as a source of recreation by
pushing its capabilities to its limits (performance, security, storage, etc.).
Half adder: An adder, which adds two binary digits and outputs a result bit and a
carry bit (if any).
Half duplex: A communication system in which data can be transmitted between a
source and a destination in both directions, but only in one direction at a time.
Hard disk: A magnetic disk storage device that uses disks made of rigid metal
(frequently aluminium). The hard disk platters come in many sizes ranging from 1
to 14-inch diameter.
Hard-copy output: A computer output that is permanent in nature and can be kept
in paper files or can be looked at a later time when the person is n5t using the
computer. For example, output produced by printers or plotters on paper.
Hardware: The physical components of a computer system such as electronic,
magnetic, and mechanical devices.
Hashing: The process of using an address generating function (called hashing
algorithm) to map...
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