Glossary of Internet terms. Underlined orange links point to terms within this Glossary.
- Meeting Minutes
A predefined set of cammands easily accessed and ready for use at the push of a button. Macros can be as simple as storing commonly used phrases so you don't need to type the same thing over and over again.
A very powerful and very large computer capable of supporting hundreds of users and millions of concurrent requests.
Short for : Manual. A command on linux systems that invoke detailed manuals about a particular subject. E.g. man CHMOD
Detailed transcript of any meeting or conference. The recording of each minute's verbal output.
A chunk of data equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also Bit, Byte, Kilobyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte
space in a computer allocated to storing information that is being actively worked on such as an open Word Docuement. There are two types of memory : read only memory (ROM); and random access memory (RAM). RAM is wiped clear when a computer is turned off. Any data or information stored in RAM must be copied to disk to be saved. See also Leak
Acronym for : Multipurpose Internet Mail Exchange. A communications protocol that allows text e-mail messages to contain non-textual data such as (file attachments, image mdeia, video media or rich HTML text. Most of today's mail clients support MIME
Short for Modulator-demodulator. A modem is a device that enables a computer to transmit data over analogue telephone lines. A modem converts data from digital format to analogue waves so the data can travel over phone lines.
Similar to MySQL, but with significant differences, beyond the scope of this Glossary.
An electronic or optical process that combines sevral low speed transmission lines in to one high speed line. Similar to tree where the branches lead in to the (high speed) trunk.
The ability of an operating system to run more than one program, or task, concurrently. Today's multitasking Operating Systems (Windox XP/Unix) use a pre-emptive method to control resources. That is the OS itself directs which programs use which and how much of the available resources.
Relational database query language. Databases are a structured collection of data. There is a clear distinction to be made between the server and the code that communicates with the server. The server (multi-threaded) receives statements/queries and serves up the results. The code, is written in a language known as SQL (structured query language). SQL can be coupled with Perl or PHP (embedded within the scripts) to query the database server.