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filename filename-the first part of the name assigned to a file. In DOS, the filename can be no more than eight characters long and is followed by the file extension. In Windows, a filename can be up to 255 characters.
folders folders A directory or folder contained in another directory or folder. Also called a child directory or folder.
graphical user interface graphical user interface- An interface that uses graphics as compared to a command–driven interface.
HAL (hardware abstraction layer) HAL- The low–level part of Windows 2000/XP/Vista, written specifically for each CPU technology, so that only the HAL must change when platform components change
kernel KernalThe portion of an OS that is responsible for interacting with the hardware.
kernel mode Kernal mode-A Windows 2000/XP/Vista “privileged” processing mode that has access to hardware components.
netbook NEtbook-A low–end, inexpensive laptop with a small 9 or 10 inch screen and no optical drive that is generally used for Web browsing, email, and word processing by users on the go
notification area notification area- An area to the right of the taskbar that holds the icons for running services; these services include the volume control and network connectivity. Also called the system tray or systray
operating system operating system- Software that controls a computer. An OS controls how system resources are used and provides a user interface, a way of managing hardware and software, and ways to work with files.
patches patches- An update to software that corrects an error, adds a feature, or addresses security issues. Also called an update or service pack.
An update to software that corrects an error, adds a feature, or addresses security issues. Also called an update or service pack. A drive and list of directories pointing to a file such as C:\Windows\System32.
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