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Alternating current-Current that cycles back and forth rather than traveling in one
Amp-A unit of measurement for electrical current
ATX-The most common form factor for PC systems presently in use, originally
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Digital certificate-A code used to authenticate the source of a file or document or to
identify and authenticate a person or organization sending data over a network
Passphrase- A type of password that can contain a p
Computer Management-(Compmgmt.msc) A window that consolidates several
Windows utilities called snap-ins.
Console-A window in which one or more Windows utility programs have been
installed. The window is created using Microsoft Management Console, and
Advanced Options menu- A Windows 2000/XP/Vist menu that appear when you press F8
when Windows starts. The menu can be used to troubleshoot problems when loading
Windows 2000/XP/Vista. In Vista, the menu is called the Advanced Boot Options menu
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1. Adapter Address- another name for the MAC address
2. Automatic Private IP Address- An IP address in the address range 169.254.x.y,
used by a computer when it cannot successfully lease an IP address from a DHCP
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adapter card-A small circuit board inserted in an expansion slot and used to
communicate between the system bus and peripheral device.
binary number system-The number system used by computers; it has only two
numbers, 0 and 1, ca
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3DNOW!-A processor instruction set by AMD designed to improve performance with 3D
graphics and other multimedia data
ACPI(Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)-Specification developed by Intel, Compaq,
Phoenix, Microsoft and Toshiba
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Latency- Delays in network transmission resulting in slower network performance.
ISP- A commercial group that provides internet access for a monthly fee.
TCP/IP- The suite of protocols that supports communication on the internet.
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Blu-ray Disc(BD)-An optical disc technology that uses the UDF version 2.5 file system
and a blue laser beam, which is shorter than any red beam used by DVD or CD discs. The
shorter blue laser beam allows Blu-ray discs to store more data
Biometric-An input device that inputs biological data about a person, which can be input
data to identify a persons fingerprints, handprints, face, voice, eye, and handwritten
signature. It can also be used for authentication.
Bios-If you have problem wit
80-conductor IDE cable262-63
ANSI(American National Standards Institute)260
ATAPI(Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface)261-63
Auto detection 272
$Block mode-A method of data transfer between hard drive and memo
SCSI(Small Computer System interface) pg 265- Interface mainly for sever
environments. Its a cheaper technology. It works well with few devices (7-14). The host
adaptor is assigned a SCSI ID. The highest protocol is 7. The drives are assigned a logical