Glossary

The following terms show up throughout the book and, with their accompanying definitions, they should be a useful resource when studying for the exam.

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) A specification that establishes common interfaces between an operating system (OS)-configured mother-board and device-based power management.

Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) A front end to the core package management system on Debian-based Linux distributions (dpkg) to install, manage, and remove software packages.

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) A character-encoding scheme based on the ordering of the English alphabet. ASCII codes are the numerical representation of a test character in computers, communications ...

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