Glossary of Computer Technology Terms - List 6

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File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

A set of rules (standard) used to transfer files from one computer system to another using the internet.

Flash Memory

A device from which data may be retrieved or to which data may be written with ease.


A group of files and possibly other folders put together and given a name.


Software that can be freely used.


Gigabits / second.

Gigabyte (Gb)

230 ( =1,073,741,824 ) bytes

GigaHertz (GHz)

109 ( = 1,000,000,000) Hz

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

A way for humans to easily interact with computers using graphics such as icons, buttons,

Graphics Card

A hardware that allows the computer to display information on a monitor.