IT jargon

October 11, 2007

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ADSL - Basically a type of internet connection that is classed as broadband, i.e. faster than old dial-up connection the 1990’s. ADSL or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, means you can download from the internet quicker than you can upload to it. SDSL broadband has the same connection speeds both ways, but is more expensive.

Algorithm (Search Engine Algorithm) - Is set of instructions that tells a computer program how to sort data. Typically you will hear this termed being used when referring to Search Engines such as Google, who use algorithms to sort how websites rank above one another.

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Bookmarking - Instead of remembering the location of a file or website, many computer programs offer a bookmarking feature. Typically you will find this feature within web browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer which calls it “favourites”.

Browsers (Web Browser) - A computer program that allows you to view web pages, typically many people use Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera and Firefox (I recommend this one!)

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Cascarding Style Sheet (CSS) - This plain text file, that describes how the web page HTML should be formatted or styled. HTML is a markup language used to build webpages. The CSS tells the HTML (Which contains the content of the site) how it should look.

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Geek - The best type of computer geeks are the ones that understand business too, that’s Terinea. Not sure if you’re a computer geek, do you understand this statement? There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

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ISP - Internet Service Provider, is the company that provides your connection to the outside world, the internet.

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Open Source Software - In basic terms its free software that can be used in businesses and at home. Although unlike Freeware which is just free software, open source software doesn’t belong to anyone, which means you can have access to the inner works of the software called the source code. So if your company doesn’t like how the software works, they can have it changed.

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Author: Support @ 10:18 am
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