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What is a Virtual Machine?

A virtual machine is a computer application which presents simulated hardware to an operating system running as a process on a host system. Virtual machines are useful for testing or deploying multiple independent operating systems on a single physic... [more]

What is a Virus?

A virus is a computer program that is capable of self-replicating and executing copies of itself on remote systems. In this sense, the computer virus is similar to a biological virus, from whence it draws its name. While a virus by definition does no... [more]

What is Vista?

Microsoft Windows Vista is the current version of Microsoft's Windows operating system series. Windows Vista Business and Enterprise Editions replaced Windows XP Professional Edition in November 2006 and Vista Home Basic/Premium replaced XP Home Edit... [more]

What is VOIP?

VOIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol. The acronym accurately describes the purpose of the technology, yet hints at the difficulties in implementation to those familiar with IP (Internet Protocol). The term VOIP refers to no particular ... [more]

What is A Webpage?

A webpage is a document that is designed to be displayed in a web browser. A webpage usually contains text and images formatted in HTML. Occasionally, other types of content are also embedded in webpages, such as Flash videos and music files. Webpage... [more]

What is a Website?

A website is a collection of webpages hosted under a common domain. Usually, all the pages of a website are stored on the same physical server, have the same basic layout and interface, and are interlinked via hyperlinks. This rather general definiti... [more]

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is an undefined buzzword used to describe websites utilizing technologies and techniques not common, or not available, in early websites. Typically, Web 2.0 applications are written in accessible, open formats such as XML and present the user... [more]

What is a Web Browser?

A web browser is a program that lets a human access webpages on the World Wide Web. At a bare minimum, a web browser must be able to make HTTP requests and to present parsed HTML to the user in a form that he can understand. Most modern browsers pres... [more]

What is Wibree?

Wibree is a short-range wireless protocol optimized for low power consumption. Developed primarily by Nokia, the company has submitted Wibree as an open standard to promote adoption and interoperability. Wibree is intended to compliment Bluetooth com... [more]

What is WiFi?

WiFi is a family of communication protocols developed for wireless local area networks. The protocols are largely based upon the IEEE's 802.11 standard and subsequent revisions to it, though several proprietary extensions to the standard are in wides... [more]


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