Free Software

Free Software is a blanket term referring to any software that is not charged for. However, this can includ malware as well as legitimate downloads

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Network Card

The network card handles your computer's connection to the internet. It translates the instructions sent by your computer into packets, that can be sent to another computer online.

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Graphics Card

The graphics card is a specialized computer that runs inside your computer and processes all the things on the screen. The more detailed the screen activity, the harder the graphics card has to work

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Memory Corruption

Memory corruption occurs when a part of your RAM is changed due to an error. Parts of your computer's memory get confused and display the wrong data

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RAM

RAM means Random Access Memory, and is what your computer uses to store things that it is thinking about while it is on. When your computer turns off, everything in RAM goes away.

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FOSS

FOSS means Free and Open Source Software. This is software that both costs nothing and that can be publicly contributed to. Common examples include Firefox and Linux, the most popular operating system

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Open Source Software

Open source software is software whose code is publicly available. Anyone with an internet connection can see the code that makes the program run. These programs are still secure, however.

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To­ner

Printer toner consists of tiny particles. When a laser printer prints, it electrically charges these particles to stick to the paper.

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Root­kit

A rootkit is a piece of software that runs at the same level as your operating system's administrator

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NTSC/PAL

NTSC and PAL are two types of encoding video signals: NTSC is used in the Americas, while PAL is widely used in the rest of the world. Devices designed to play NTSC content cannot play PAL content, and vice versa.

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