Main » TERM » M »


A new user interface from Microsoft that replaces the traditional Microsoft Windows operating system look and feel.  The Metro UI consists largely of a "Start Screen" made up of "Live Tiles," which are dynamic and continually updated links to applications and features.

The Metro design was introduced in the Microsoft Windows 7 Phone OS and is designed to be a predominately touch-based interface that will work across a large variety of devices, including mobile smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and desktop PCs.  Metro is also expected to be the default interface in the upcoming Windows 8 release.

Facts about Cloud Computing in 2017

The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »

Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs

The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »

Texting & Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »

The Five Generations of Computers

Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »