Thursday, April 7, 2011


Concepts And Terms Relating To Windows And Your Computer | B

Here is the list of Important concepts and terms relating to Windows and to your computer starting with the letter “B”.

Backup: Making a copy of a file for safekeeping, especially with a special program that must be used to restore the backup when needed; backups may be compressed to save space. Full backup backs up the entire contents of the specified drive or system; a differential backup backs up only the files that have changed since the last full backup. Windows 7 uses the Backup and Restore center for system and file backups.

Binary Numbering system used to store computer data; 0 and 1 are the only digits.

Binding Configuring network hardware with protocols it will use.

Blog Short for weblog. A journal created by one or more writers and posted on the Web, a blog usually has short paragraphs added on a daily or weekly basis that discuss current topics of all types with links to other web sites for more information, such as similar or contrasting points of view on the topic.

Blogger Creator of a blog.

Blogging The process of creating a blog. See blog.

Bluetooth A short-range wireless networking standard that supports non-PC devices such as mobile phones and PDAs, as well as PCs. Bluetooth uses frequencies ranging from 2.402 to 2.480GHz with a range up to about 30 feet. Data transmission runs at 1Mbps or 2Mbps, depending upon the version of the technology supported by the devices. Windows 7 includes Bluetooth support.

Boot: Starting the computer. A warm boot is restarting the computer without a reset or shutdown. A cold boot is shutdown or reset before startup.

Boot Disk: Disk with operating system files needed to start the computer. Windows 7 DVDs are bootable.

Boot Sector: Starting location of operating system files on a floppy disk or hard disk.

boot sequence Procedure followed by system during the startup process; also called bootstrapping.

Broadband Internet: Internet connections with rated download speeds in excess of 100Kbps. Most common types include cable modem and DSL, but ISDN, fixed wireless, FIOS, and satellite Internet services are also broadband services.

Browser: Program that interprets HTML documents and allows hyperlinking to web sites. Windows 7 includes Internet Explorer 8 as its standard (default) web browser.

BSOD: Blue Screen of Death. This is a fatal system error in Windows that stops the system from starting; it is also called a stop error, and is named after the blue background and the white text error message.


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