Graphics Port (AGP)
component-level interconnect for 3D-graphics applications.
The extent to
which computers are easy to use and available to a wide range
of users, including people with one or more physical disabilities.
A Web site that
automatically delivers content to a user's computer on a regular
that integrates the Windows desktop with the Internet Explorer
browsing software to provide a single metaphor for accessing
content or applications.
that collects information about the user's computer before download
of Internet Explorer begins, and then uses this information
to manage the download intelligently.
An umbrella term
for Microsoft technologies that enable developers to create
interactive content for the World Wide Web. A set of language-independent
interoperability technologies that enable software components
written in different languages to work together in networked
environments. The core technology elements of ActiveX are COM
A basis for differentiating
networks of various sizes. The network class can be determined
from the first octet of its IP address.
Address Resolution Protocol
A protocol for
determining a host's Ethernet address from its Internet address.
and Power Interface (ACPI)
A system interface
that provides a standard way to control power management and
Plug and Play functions of the computer hardware. ACPI allows
the computer motherboard to describe its device configuration
and power control hardware interface to Windows 98. This allows
the operating system to automatically turn on and off standard
devices, such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard disk drives, and
printers, as well as consumer devices connected to the computer,
such as VCRs, TVs, phones, and stereos.
Advanced Power Management
A software interface
(defined by Microsoft and Intel) between hardware-specific power
management software (such as that located in a system BIOS) and
an operating system power management driver.
program built with Java that a browser temporarily downloads
to a user's hard disk, from which location it runs when the
Web page is open.
A set of routines
that an application program uses to request and carry out lower-level
services performed by the operating system.
of all or part of a computer system. Also refers to the design
of system software.
protocol defined for high-speed data communications.
that makes it possible to identify who published a piece of
software and verify that it has not been tampered with.