Glossary of Computer Technology Terms - List 1

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Anti-virus Software

A software that scans viruses from your computer and eliminates them.

Applications Software

Computer software designed to help user carry out tasks such as data management, text processing, web browsing, ...

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

A technology for transmitting digital information at a high rate on existing phone lines to homes and businesses.

Audio Files

A file to store audio data.

Backup Copies

Copies of data or software made for the purpose of use in case the original data or software is damaged.

Bandwidth

The amount of digital data that is moved from one electronic device to another in a given period of time.

Beta Software

Software in development.

Binary System

Counting system using 1 and 0 only.

Bit

The smallest unit of storage whose value is 1 or 0.

Bits/sec

(Bits / second) Unit of speed of data transfer between electronic devices.