Two rapid clicks in succession, treated as a single event by the operating system.
A company that sells hardware or software products.
Not losing information when power is interrupted
A software program developed by Adobe, Inc., is used to view files in PDF format. The software displays documents with the same layout and design as the original.
A unit of measurement of information storage.
Controls that promise to make the web-surfing experience comparable to that of highly produced CD-ROMS, where you can listen to music, watch animation and video clips, and interact with the program.
The software application that allows you to view Internet pages.
A device for storing information.
A method of transmitting data over traditional copper telephone lines at speeds higher than were previously possible. Data can be downloaded at speeds of up to 1.544 Megabits per second and uploaded at speeds of 128 Kilobits per second.
Data transfer that continues beyond the boundary of a buffer.
A common method networking computers in a local area network.
The page on the Interent, which most often gives users access to the rest of the Web site.
A system that allows people to send e-mail to one address.
Coding used for Internet language.
An agent is a type of software program that is instructed to go out onto the Internet and perform a specific function on behalf of a user. The most common type of agents are programs called spiders and worms, which roam the Internet, collecting and indexing its content and creating their own searchable databases of the content found. New and custom uses for agents are being developed that will let users do such things as searching online music sites to compare prices for a specific CD title.
To save a file onto your computer from another source, like the Internet.
A computer network limited to the immediate area, usually the same building.
A disk file that provides non-volatile storage of virtual pages swapped out from main memory, in a virtual-memory system.
An HTML tag that marks a specific point in an HTML document as either the source or destination of a hypertext link. This allows you to create links from one hypertext document to another, as well as to different sections within the same document.
A simple electronic connector consisting of a thin, stiff, bare wire intended to fit into a corresponding socket.
A small software application, typically in the Java programming language.
An integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent anauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system.
The name given to any computer directly connected to the Internet.
Address locator at the top of any web page.
Connects your computer to your ISP or online service.
The name given to any computer directly connected to the Internet
GUI to specify or indicate by placing the cursor over: - and click
The computer network system that gave birth to the Internet. in 1969 as a U.S. Department of Defense experiment in packet-switched networking.
A horizontal strip at the top of a window that shows the menus available in a program.
A 7-bit code that represents the most basic letters of the Roman alphabet, numbers, and other characters used in computing. The characters allow us to communicate with computers, which use their own language called binary made up of 0s and 1s. When we type these characters from the keyboard (which looks like words to us), the computer interprets them as binary so they can be read, manipulated, stored and retrieved. These files are called text files.
Readable memory that cannot be corrupted by accidental erasure.
Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet.
An addition to an HTML tag that extends or qualifies its meaning. For example you can extend the (image) tag by including the ALIGN attribute that lets you specify how you want a block of text to line up with an image.
Files that are compressed and must be unzipped to read.
A menu that appears when a user input triggers its appearance.
A computer or software package that provides a specific service to client software.
A graphic facsimile that you can use in chat rooms.
An internal system check that is carried out by a PC immediately after the power is turned on.
Text without extraneous codes that designate front, size, font syle, etc.
Temporary storage information on the hard drive.