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KVM (Keyboard, Video, and Mouse) switch A switch allows you to use one keyboard, mouse, and monitor for multiple computers. Some KVM switches also include sound ports so that speakers and a microphone can be shared among multiple computers.  
SSD ..Solid State Drive An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a nonvolatile storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. Much Much faster then a standard Hard Drive
32 Bit 32 Bit Processor A 32-bit processor is a microprocessor that can handle 32 bits at a time. Older machines, Max memory is just under 4GB, It is recommended to have 4GB on 32 bit machines for best speed and operation.
64 Bit 64 Bit Processor A 64-bit processor is a microprocessor that can handle 64 bits at a time. Newer Machines. Max Memory: Theoretically: 16.8 million terabytes. In practice: your computer case is a little too small to fit all that RAM. I use 8GB or more. Please realize that because it is twice as large, you have to have twice the memory to supp
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port A 32-bit wide bus standard developed specifically for video cards that includes AGP 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 8x standards. AGP has been replaced by the PCI
Flash Adobe Flash Adobe Flash (formerly called Macromedia Flash and Shockwave Flash) is a multimedia and software platform used for creating vector graphics, animation, browser games, rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications and mobile games. If you want Adobe Flash on your computer, here is the link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Currently there are security problems with Flash and some browsers will disable it or ask you to allow it's operation. I would only allow it to operate for
Reader Adobe Reader Adobe Reader. The software that displays and prints Adobe Acrobat documents (PDF files). Formerly known as Acrobat Reader, Adobe Reader is available free from the Adobe Web site (www.adobe.com) for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Depending on your installed software you can also view PDF files with Libreoffice and Open Office using their document Viewer. There are other applications that also allow for viewing and editing PDF files. Foxit Reader will also give you the ability to
adware adware Generically, adware (spelled all lower case) is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while the program is running. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through  
Analog Analog Of or relating to a mechanism that represents data by measurement of a continuous physical variable, as voltage or pressure.  
APP Application Program a self-contained program or piece of software; an application, especially when downloadable to a mobile device  
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