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Control Panel Tree Part 4: Programs

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Part 4 of our special Control Panel Tree series – Programs Continue reading

Cloud storage solves several problems most small business owners don’t know they have. It frees up hard drive space, allows accessibility from any device at any location and eliminates the need to conduct time-consuming backups. Continue reading

Joy’s feeling confused about terms like browser and client. We explain these terms in simple language. Continue reading

More Windows Elements Defined

Friday, February 25th, 2011

More Windows Elements Defined: Commands, Menus, Sliders, etc.

You know one of the best things about Windows? How it labels things. You’ll have something pop up that looks like a box, but is a window and you are supposed to know the difference. Who cares? (No offense.) As I have said before, I call it like I see it

In some of my previous articles I have somewhat – um – whined about the differences between menus and lists and text boxes, not knowing for sure what each one was called. I call it like I see it; if it looks like a list, then that’s what I call it. If a menu drops down, then I call it a drop-down menu. Thus, many terms get kind

Hot Swappable

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Basically, a hot swappable device is one that can be added or removed from a computer without having to reboot. USB devices are probably the most well known for being hot swappable, but there are several others as well. Continue reading

Open Source

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Basically, the term “open source” is used to describe a program or app where the author(s) gives the public access to the source code. Continue reading

Executable File

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

The executable is basically the part of the program that “runs” when you click it (or its shortcut). In fact, the executable basically is the program, minus any support files. Continue reading

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