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PnP

Short for Plug and Play, a technology developed by Microsoft and Intel that supports plug-and-play installation. Microsoft has made PnP...

Power Supply

A power supply is the hardware component that provides electricity to power computers and other devices. It converts electrical current...

Serial Mouse

A mouse that connects to a computer via a serial port. The other common type of mouse is a PS/2...

Spooler

A program that controls spooling — putting jobs on a queue and taking them off one at a time. Most...

Video For Windows

A format developed by Microsoft Corporation for storing video and audio information. Files in this format have a.AVI extension. AVI...

Aliasing

(1) In computer graphics, the process by which smooth curves and other lines become jagged because the resolution of the...

CGA – color graphics adapter

Abbreviation of color/graphics adapter, an old graphics system for PCs. Introduced in 1981 by IBM, CGA was the first color...

CMOS

Short for complementary metal oxide semiconductor. Pronounced see-moss, CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor. CMOS semiconductors use both...

Computer System

What is a computer system? A computer system is a collection of hardware and software that performs specific tasks. The...