intentionally and prematurely terminate an active computer program
obtain an open channel of communication with a software or hardware
component so that the user can work with it.
with Internet Explorer IV, Microsoft uses what is called 'push
technology' which can change the desktop into a webpage-like
interface complete with hyperlinks to your system, network
or internet resources.
high-speed graphics port that produces fast communication
between the graphics controller and computer. It allows the
graphic card to directly access the computer's main memory
and bypass the PCI bus. Video cards in this port can run almost
twice as fast as those in a PCI slot. This also helps to reduce
the traffic on the PCI bus.
Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a system
of computer code in which all values are given eight digit
binary values (max 256 possible values). The first 32 values
are for different operational functions such as Escape, Backspace,
Carriage Return. The next 96 make up all the characters you
have on your keyboard. The first 128 values comprise what
is called the standard ASCII character set. The last 128 values
(extended ASCII character set) are characters such as ¥,
During the bootup process in MS-DOS, the command interpreter
is loaded into memory and takes over the system. It then locates
and executes the command lines in AUTOEXEC.BAT before loading
the DOS promp.