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64-bit refers to processors that have a word length (the fundamental data type of registers and memory transfer operations) of 64 bits, allowing each word to hold 2^64=1.845 x 10^19 discrete values …
the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.
an electronic device that supplies electric power to another device, such as a computer, monitor or printer. This is achieved by converting wall power (or mains power) to a lower vol…
An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order, such as a Windows script created to launch a specific program on startup.
a software or a dedicated computer that acts as an intermediary for client requests. Most proxies are used as web proxies in order to filter or cache browsed web content. Using a pro…
a protocol for transmitting data over packets ("datagrams"). It is the primary protocol of the Internet. "IP" may also refer to an IP address, the numerical address assig…
a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft. Use this tag for problems specific to Excel 2007 for Windows.
A device that allows access to the Internet or computer network without the need for a wired connection.
Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.
a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
an open source distributed version control system originally designed and written by Linus Torvalds. It is generally used to keep track of source code for software projects. As a DVCS, Git pr…
Redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks; a technology which utilizes multiple disks to provide increased reliability, performance, and/or redundancy. Can be implemented either in software or …
Widely-used object-oriented programming language, emphasizing portability. Questions about programming with Java are off topic and should be asked on stackoverflow.com.
a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well…
Questions about using a router/networking, e.g. port forwarding, VPNs
a text file containing a series of commands that are executed by the command interpreter on MS-DOS, IBM OS/2, or Microsoft Windows systems.
portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.
String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.
the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.
Software that controls what connections can be made to and from a network.
the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.
a common protocol for transferring files between computers over networks
a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.
a Linux-based free operating system sponsored by Red Hat.
Quantity of sorts composing of a complete character set of a single style of a particular typeface.
an interpreted, general, high-level programming language. Programming questions are off topic. Questions about the use of Python should be asked at [Stack Overflow](http://www.stackoverflow…
File Synchronization refers to reflecting changes from a set of files to the same set of files in another location. Synchronization can also be applied to contacts, music, or other data.
Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagg…
Recovering lost, deleted, or corrupted data. Please review the tag wiki before posting a question.
a device used for printing text and/or graphics from the computer.
the web browser developed by Microsoft. Version specific questions should use a version-specific tag, as this tag is for more general cases.
the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).
for questions specifically about the 2010 version of the Microsoft Outlook personal information manager; otherwise use [microsoft-outlook].
a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project. This tag is for questions relating to the legacy version of GRUB. Use the GRUB2 tag for questions dealing with GRUB2, a…
A family of networking technologies for LANs. Ethernet encompasses bother the physical connection between devices and part of the protocols which define how the connected devices can communicate.
For questions regarding usage of the Emacs text editor. See also the Emacs Stack Exchange: https://emacs.stackexchange.com