Two rapid clicks in succession, treated as a single event by the operating system.
A company that sells hardware or software products.
A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network.
Not losing information when power is interrupted
The maximum amount of data that can travel a communications path in a given time, usually measured in seconds.
A unit of measurement of information storage.
The software application that allows you to view Internet pages.
A device for storing information.
Used in various online communications, such as e-mail messages or postings to newsgroups or BBSs.
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.
To save a file onto your computer from another source, like the Internet.
Unlike an ASCII file, contains more than plain text. It may contain additional code information for photos, sounds, a spreadsheet, or formatted word-processing text.
A computer network limited to the immediate area, usually the same building.
Is a software program that performs repetitive functions, such as indexing information on the Internet.
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 measurement of how fast data is transmitted. Usually used to describe modem speeds or the speed of a digital connection.
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.
Used in various online communications such as e-mail messages or postings to newsgroups or BBSs.
Address locator at the top of any web page.
Connects your computer to your ISP or online service.
When you download a web page, it is temporarily stored on your computer. The next time you want that page, instead of requesting the file from the web server, your web browser just accesses it from this, so the page loads quickly.
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.
An interface program that enables an Internet server to run external programs to perform a specific function. Also referred to as gateways or "scripts," these programs generally consist of a set of instructions written in a programming language.
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.
An electronic space, typically a website or a section of an online service, where people can go to communicate on line in real time.
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.
A image that has instructions embedded in it so that clicking on it initiates some kind of action or result.