100 relations: Amphenol, An Wang, ASCII, AUTOEXEC.BAT, Base address, Biostar, Bit, Bit numbering, Centronics, Character encoding, CNET, Command-line interface, Compact disc, Computer, Computer network, Computer terminal, CONFIG.SYS, Covox Speech Thing, CP/M, D-subminiature, Daisy chain (electrical engineering), Data buffer, Data General, Dataproducts, De facto standard, Device file, Differential signaling, Digital Equipment Corporation, Direct current, Direct memory access, Dongle, DOS, Dot matrix printing, Edge connector, Electrical connector, EPROM, Ethernet, Extended ASCII, Fax, FreeBSD, Gamepad, Glyph, Hewlett-Packard, HP LaserJet 4, IBM, IBM PC compatible, IBM Personal Computer, IBM Personal System/2, IEEE 1284, Image scanner, ..., Incompatible Timesharing System, Industry Standard Architecture, Input/output base address, Interrupt, Interrupt request (PC architecture), Jan Axelson, Joystick, Legacy port, Linux, List of DOS commands, Megabyte, Memory-mapped I/O, Micro ribbon connector, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Milling (machining), Modem, MP3 player, MS-DOS, Multi-function printer, Multiuser DOS, NCR Corporation, NetBSD, Nibble, OpenServer, Optical disc drive, Original equipment manufacturer, Parallel communication, Personal computer, Pinout, Print server, Run-length encoding, SCSI, Seiko Epson, Serial communication, Serial port, Solaris (operating system), Solenoid, Super I/O, Texas Instruments, Unix, USB, VAX, Wang Laboratories, Wi-Fi, Windows NT, Zenith Electronics, Zip drive, 386BSD, 86-DOS. Expand index (50 more) » « Shrink index
Amphenol Corporation is a major producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems such as coaxial cables.
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An Wang (February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories, which was known primarily for its dedicated word processing machines.
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ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication.
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AUTOEXEC.BAT is a system file that was originally on DOS-type operating systems.
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In computing, a base address is an address serving as a reference point ("base") for other addresses.
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Biostar Microtech International Corp (Biostar) is a motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, designing and manufacturing of computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, expansion cards, thermal grease, headphones, home theater PCs, remote controls, desktops, barebone computers, system-on-chip solutions and industrial PCs.
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The bit (a portmanteau of binary digit) is a basic unit of information used in computing and digital communications.
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In computing, bit numbering (or sometimes bit endianness) is the convention used to identify the bit positions in a binary number or a container for such a value.
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Centronics Data Computer Corporation was an American manufacturer of computer printers, now remembered primarily for the parallel interface that bears its name, the Centronics connector.
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Character encoding is used to represent a repertoire of characters by some kind of encoding system.
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CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
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A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
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A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.
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A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.
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A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying or printing data from, a computer or a computing system.
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CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems.
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The Covox Speech Thing is an external audio device attached to the computer to output digital sound.
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CP/M, originally standing for Control Program/Monitor and later Control Program for Microcomputers, is a mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.
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The D-subminiature or D-sub is a common type of electrical connector.
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In electrical and electronic engineering a daisy chain is a wiring scheme in which multiple devices are wired together in sequence or in a ring.
In computer science, a data buffer (or just buffer) is a region of a physical memory storage used to temporarily store data while it is being moved from one place to another.
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Data General was one of the first minicomputer firms from the late 1960s.
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Dataproducts Corporation was an early manufacturer of computer peripheral equipment.
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A standard is a custom or convention that has achieved a dominant position by public acceptance or market forces (for example, by early entrance to the market).
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In Unix-like operating systems, a device file or special file is an interface to a device driver that appears in a file system as if it were an ordinary file.
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Differential signaling is a method for electrically transmitting information using two complementary signals.
Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.
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Direct memory access (DMA) is a feature of computer systems that allows certain hardware subsystems to access main system memory (Random-access memory), independent of the central processing unit (CPU).
A dongle is a small piece of hardware that connects to another device to provide it with additional functionality.
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DOS is a family of disk operating systems.
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Dot matrix printing is the process of computer printing from a collection of dot matrix data to a device, which can be one of.
An edge connector is the portion of a printed circuit board (PCB) consisting of traces leading to the edge of the board that are intended to plug into a matching socket.
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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join electrical terminations and create an electrical circuit.
An EPROM (rarely EROM), or erasable programmable read-only memory, is a type of memory chip that retains its data when its power supply is switched off.
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Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN).
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Extended ASCII (EASCII or high ASCII) character encodings are eight-bit or larger encodings that include the standard seven-bit ASCII characters, plus additional characters.
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Fax (short for facsimile), sometimes called telecopying or telefax (the latter short for telefacsimile), is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device.
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FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
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A gamepad, joypad, or simply controller is a type of game controller held in two hands, where the fingers (especially thumbs) are used to provide input.
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In typography, a glyph is an elemental symbol within an agreed set of symbols, intended to represent a readable character for the purposes of writing.
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The Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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The HP LaserJet 4 (abbreviated sometimes to LJ4 or HP4) is a group of monochrome laser printers produced in the early to mid-1990s as part of the LaserJet series by Hewlett Packard (HP).
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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
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IBM PC compatible computers are computers similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT, able to use the same software and expansion cards.
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The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
The Personal System/2 or PS/2 was IBM's third generation of personal computers.
IEEE 1284 is a standard that defines bi-directional parallel communications between computers and other devices.
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An image scanner—often abbreviated to just scanner, although the term is ambiguous out of context (barcode scanner, CT scanner etc.)—is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting or an object and converts it to a digital image.
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Incompatible Timesharing System (ITS) is a time-sharing operating system developed principally by the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, with help from Project MAC.
Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) is a retronym term for the 16-bit internal bus of IBM PC/AT and similar computers based on the Intel 80286 and its immediate successors during the 1980s.
In the x86 architecture, an input/output base address is the first address of a range of consecutive read/write addresses that a device uses on the x86's IO bus.
In system programming, an interrupt is a signal to the processor emitted by hardware or software indicating an event that needs immediate attention.
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In a computer, an interrupt request (or IRQ) is a hardware signal sent to the processor that temporarily stops a running program and allows a special program, an interrupt handler, to run instead.
Janet Louise Axelson (born 1949) is an author of technical books in English.
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A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.
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A legacy port is a computer port or connector that is considered by some to be fully or partially superseded.
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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
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This article presents a list of commands used by DOS operating systems, especially as used on x86-based IBM PC compatibles (PCs).
The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
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Memory-mapped I/O (MMIO) and port-mapped I/O (PMIO) (which is also called isolated I/O) are two complementary methods of performing input/output (I/O) between the central processing unit (CPU) and peripheral devices in a computer.
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The micro ribbon or miniature ribbon connector is a common type of electrical connector for a variety of applications, such as in computer and telecommunications equipment having many contacts.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
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Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
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Milling is the machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece by advancing (or feeding) the cutter into the workpiece at a certain direction.
A modem (modulator–demodulator) is a network hardware device that modulates one or more carrier wave signals to encode digital information for transmission and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.
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An MP3 player or Digital Audio Player is an electronic device that can play digital audio files.
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MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.
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An MFP (multi-function product/printer/peripheral), multi-functional, all-in-one (AIO), or multi-function device (MFD), is an office machine which incorporates the functionality of multiple devices in one, so as to have a smaller footprint in a home or small business setting (the SOHO market segment), or to provide centralized document management/distribution/production in a large-office setting.
Multiuser DOS is a real-time multi-user multi-tasking operating system for IBM PC-compatible microcomputers.
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The NCR Corporation (originally National Cash Register) is a company that makes self-service kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, automated teller machines, check processing systems, barcode scanners, and business consumables.
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NetBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system that descends from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
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In computing, a nibble (occasionally nybble or nyble to match the spelling of byte) is a four-bit aggregation, or half an octet.
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Xinuos OpenServer, previously SCO UNIX and SCO Open Desktop (SCO ODT), is a closed source computer operating system developed by Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), later acquired by SCO Group, and now owned by Xinuos.
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In computing, an optical disc drive (ODD) is a disc drive that uses laser light or electromagnetic waves within or near the visible light spectrum as part of the process of reading or writing data to or from optical discs.
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An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is a company that produces parts and equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer.
In data transmission, parallel communication is a method of conveying multiple binary digits (bits) simultaneously.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
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In electronics, a pinout (sometimes written "pin-out") is a cross-reference between the contacts, or pins, of an electrical connector or electronic component, and their functions.
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A print server, or printer server, is a device that connects printers to client computers over a network.
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Run-length encoding (RLE) is a very simple form of lossless data compression in which runs of data (that is, sequences in which the same data value occurs in many consecutive data elements) are stored as a single data value and count, rather than as the original run.
Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral devices.
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(Epson being an abbreviation for "Son of Electronic Printer"), or simply Epson, is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printers, and information and imaging related equipment.
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In telecommunication and data transmission, serial communication is the process of sending data one bit at a time, sequentially, over a communication channel or computer bus.
In computing, a serial port is a serial communication interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (in contrast to a parallel port).
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Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.
A solenoid (/ˈsolə.nɔɪd/) (from the French solénoïde, derived in turn from the Greek solen ("pipe, channel") and eidos ("form, shape")) is a coil wound into a tightly packed helix.
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Super I/O is a class of I/O controller integrated circuits that began to be used on personal computer motherboards in the late 1980s, originally as add-in cards, later embedded on the motherboards.
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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.
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Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.
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USB (abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus), is an industry standard that was developed to define cables, connectors and protocols for connection, communication, and power supply between personal computers and their peripheral devices.
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VAX is a discontinued instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the mid-1970s.
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Wang Laboratories was a computer company founded in 1951, by An Wang and G. Y. Chu.
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Wi-Fi or WiFi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
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Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.
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Zenith Electronics LLC is an American brand of consumer electronics owned by South Korean company LG Electronics.
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The Zip drive is a removable floppy disk storage system that was introduced by Iomega in late 1994.
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386BSD, sometimes called "Jolix", is a discontinued free Unix-like operating system based on BSD, first released in 1992.
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86-DOS is a discontinued operating system developed and marketed by Seattle Computer Products (SCP) for its Intel 8086-based computer kit.
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