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a rule or pattern that specifies how a certain input sequence should be mapped to a certain output sequence according to defined rules and procedures. Consider using [vb…
a free and open source software SSL VPN solution. It allows secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections with routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.
a rolling-release Linux distribution.
a module that provides the Linux operating system functions of firewall, NAT and logging of data traveling over a computer network.
A cross-platform, open source media player & streaming media server. Use this tag when having issues with playing, streaming, transcoding or otherwise using VLC's features. Consider pairing it with an…
The layer between your hardware and software. It manages disk input/output, memory allocation, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers and various other resources.
essential to the operation of any computer and any of its components or peripherals.
Transferring files from one storage to another local or remote storage.
Process of acquiring access to a system's (advanced) functions by proving identity, frequently by supplying a password.
X.Org Server (commonly abbreviated to Xorg Server, XServer or just Xorg) refers to the X server release packages stewarded by the X.Org Foundation, which is hosted by freedesktop.org, and grants publi…
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; allows computers on the same network to automatically obtain unique IP addresses and other network configuration parameters.
SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that has been replaced by Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS is still commonly referred to as SSL.
for a series of graphics cards made by Nvidia. Use this tag if your question is about installing, configuring, troubleshooting or otherwise using Nvidia graphics cards and related drivers …
a desktop environment/graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system, most notably Linux and the Java Desktop System which is part of Solaris.
a software application that allows users to make voice calls, instant message, and video conference over the Internet.
a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.
A software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.
a form of problem solving that uses logical, systematic steps to solve the problem.
DO NOT USE THIS TAG. It has been retired. Instead, use the appropriate tag for whatever you are upgrading. See: http://meta.superuser.com/q/8567/76571
Webmail service provided by Google. See WebApps.StackExchange.com first as that's where they most likely will be on topic unless using with a desktop client
All connections, wired, wireless, internet, intranet, and cable fall under this category. Use this tag if your issue involves establishing, maintaining, adding, or removing connections.
Recommendations for software or applications are off-topic here — Ask such questions on Software Recommendations (http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com) instead.
a media library management and playback application developed and maintained by Apple for OS X and Windows. It is also used to synchronise Apple media devices and manage their contents.
an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995.
Processor specifically designed to perform fast memory manipulation, with instructions specifically tailored to handle computer graphics processing and rendering
A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.
managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.
an re-implementation of the smb network sharing protocols, which are used in Windows for file and printer sharing.
a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.
Graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. So ubiquitous its use in photo manipulation that it birthed term "Photoshopping".
Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.
Microsoft Word 2010, version 14, released in 2010, is the word processing software from Microsoft that lets you create and edit documents.
Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.
Graphs, charts and other graphical methods for showing data and their relationships.
Questions about changing the colors of things (usually themes).
Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to th…