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Web Server Web Server Web servers are computers that deliver (serves up) Web pages. Every Web server has an IP address and possibly a domain name. For example, if you enter the URL http://www.webopedia.com/index.html in your browser, this sends a request to the Web server whos  
DVI-I Digital Visual Interface video port that supports both analog and digital monitors. Modern Monitor Connector, used on all types of computers, MAC, Windows etc.
Data Data Usually means the information (text, pictures, audio etc) that you create or share on a computer, as opposed to the programs that manipulate the data.  
USB Universal Serial Bus Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.  
Kb Kilobyte Unit of measure for data storage. One kilobyte is equivalent to 1024 bytes or 8192 bits.  
CMOS Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor Typically refers to a battery-powered memory chip in your computer that stores startup information. Your computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) uses this information when starting your computer.  
CMOS Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor Typically refers to a battery-powered memory chip in your computer that stores startup information. Your computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) uses this information when starting your computer.  
phish Phishing To try to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution, but contains a link to a fake website. From Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx
copy and paste the above link into your browser URL. I have more information on the Education Page of the Members Only Area, internet pull down.
Soft Boot Soft Boot To restart a PC without turning off the power, for example, in Windows XP, by clicking Start, Turn Off Computer, and Restart. Also called warm boot.  
IP, IP Number, IP Address Internet Protocol This is a code made up of numbers separated by three dots that identifies a particular computer on the Internet. Every computer, whether it be a Web server or the computer you're using right now, requires an IP address to connect to the Internet. IP 4 is the old system , but does not have enough addresses for the world, so there is a new system called IP 6.
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