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Easy Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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Glossary

A

add-in board

A device that plugs in to your computer's system unit and provides auxiliary functions. (Also called a card.)

address

The location of an Internet host. An email address might take the form ; a web address might look like www.xyztech.com.

See Also URL(uniform resource locator).

application

A computer program designed for a specific task or use, such as word processing, accounting, or missile guidance.

attachment

A file, such as a Word document or graphic image, attached to an email message.

B

boot

The process of turning on your computer system.

broadband

A high-speed Internet connection; it's faster than a typical dial-up connection.

browser

A program, such as Internet Explorer, that translates the Hypertext Markup Language ...

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