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a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.
the default command-line interpreter for many Microsoft-created operating systems.
A general term used when a computer or device becomes unresponsive to any kind of user input. May be caused by hardware or software reasons.
a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. Questions about programming in PHP are off-topic and should be asked on Stack Overflow.
DO NOT USE THIS TAG! It has been retired. If you have a question about a disk image (a file that represents the contents and structure of a data disk), use [disk-image] or [iso-image] instead. If you …
the act of using redirecting one port to another, commonly used to access a computer from behind a firewall with NAT.
Integral service in Windows since Windows Vista that updates Windows components, including installed components and drivers, and certain other Microsoft software, notably Office.
Free email client from Mozilla. Specify your version number when asking.
cygwin provides a Unix/Linux-like environment under Microsoft Windows OSes.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays. Many PCs now include the ability to output audio/video dir…
A Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. Questions about Android devices are off-topic for Super User and should be asked on android.stackexchange.com unless they specifica…
The number of pixels in a given display or image, representing the smallest physical unit of display. One individual pixel represents a single colour value, and when combined, create a displayed imag…
Blue Screen of Death; a Windows fatal system error, e.g. "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down" or "Your PC ran into a problem". Mention the specific error code and all informati…
Hardware failure refers to the act of a piece of physical hardware failing to meet its designed standards during operation.
share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices
The 2013 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
an Open Source database now owned by Oracle. The MySQL documentation is expansive and incredibly useful.
a condition where soft- or hardware ceases to function properly.
a network that connects multiple devices in a limited geographical area, such as a room, an apartment or a building. Currently, most LANs are based on Wi-Fi, link…
the process of receiving digital data from another computer, either over a local-area-network or a wide-area-network (i.e. the internet).
a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. The name "PuTTY" ha…
A short range wireless protocol used by various devices, such as cell phones, wireless headsets, mice and keyboards.
Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.
the embedded power-source of a component such as a notebook. It is composed of cells of chemical elements that store energy.
Search refers to the ability of finding any number of items of information with specified properties among a collection of items sharing the same type of properties.
a low-power state designed to provide very fast resuming of a computer's operation, with minimal power consumption.
SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is one of the most common bus interfaces for connecting mass storage devices to a computer system.
VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.
Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.
called a home network. It usually smaller than an office network, just connecting two or three computers and a modem/router.
Also known as regular expression or regexp, a description of a set of strings, often used for searching and validating strings.
Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.7, Lion. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with …
file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.
Process of cleanly stopping the operating system so the system can be turned off
The bar displayed on a full edge of a GUI desktop that is used to launch, monitor and switch between running applications.
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface BIOS (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI replaces the Basic Input/Output Syste…