HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

MS-DOS
MS- DOS
DOS
(/ˌɛmˌɛsˈdɒs/ em-ess-DOSS; acronym for Microsoft
Microsoft
Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft. Collectively, MS-DOS, its rebranding as IBM PC
IBM PC
DOS, and some operating systems attempting to be compatible with MS-DOS, are sometimes referred to as "DOS" (which is also the generic acronym for disk operating system)
[...More...]

"MS-DOS" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Seattle Computer Products
Seattle
Seattle
Computer Products (SCP) was a Seattle, Washington, microcomputer hardware company which was one of the first manufacturers of computer systems based on the 16-bit Intel
Intel
8086 processor.[1] SCP began shipping its first S-100 bus
S-100 bus
8086 CPU boards to customers in November, 1979,[2] about 21 months before IBM introduced its Personal Computer which was based on the slower 8088 and introduced the 8-bit ISA bus. SCP shipped an operating system for that hardware about a year before the release of the PC, which was modified by Microsoft
Microsoft
for the PC and renamed IBM
IBM
PC DOS. SCP was staffed partly by high-school students from nearby communities who soldered and assembled the computers
[...More...]

"Seattle Computer Products" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Motorola 68000
The Motorola
Motorola
68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m 68k
68k
or Motorola
Motorola
68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/ 32-bit
32-bit
CISC microprocessor, which implements a 32-bit
32-bit
instruction set, with 32-bit
32-bit
registers and 32-bit
32-bit
internal data bus, but with a 16-bit main ALU and a 16-bit external data bus,[1] designed and marketed by Motorola
Motorola
Semiconductor Products Sector
[...More...]

"Motorola 68000" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Floppy Disk
A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles
[...More...]

"Floppy Disk" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

OEM
An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is a company that produces parts and equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer. For example, if Acme Manufacturing Co. makes power cords that are used on IBM
IBM
computers, Acme is an OEM. However, the term is used in several other ways, which causes ambiguity. It sometimes means the maker of a system that includes other companies' subsystems, an end-product producer, an automotive part that is manufactured by the same company that produced the original part used in the automobile's assembly, or a value-added reseller.[1][2][3]Contents1 Automotive parts 2 Computer software 3 Economies of scale 4 See also 5 ReferencesAutomotive parts[edit] When referring to auto parts, OEM refers to the manufacturer of the original equipment, that is, the parts assembled and installed during the construction of a new vehicle
[...More...]

"OEM" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Proprietary Software
Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code,[1] but sometimes patent rights.[2]Contents1 Software becoming proprietary 2 Legal basis2.1 Limitations3 Exclusive rights3.1 Use of the software 3.2 Inspection and modification of source code 3.3 Redistribution4 Interoperability with software and hardware4.1 Proprietary file formats and protocols 4.2 Proprietary APIs 4.3 Vendor lock-in 4.4 Software limited to certain hardware configurations5 Abandonment by owners 6 Formerly open-source software 7 Pricing and economics 8 Examples 9 See also 10 ReferencesSoftware becoming proprietary[edit] Until the late 1960s computers—large and expensive mainframe co
[...More...]

"Proprietary Software" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Software License
A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software. Under United States copyright law all software is copyright protected, in source code as also object code form.[2] The only exception is software in the public domain. A typical software license grants the licensee, typically an end-user, permission to use one or more copies of software in ways where such a use would otherwise potentially constitute copyright infringement of the software owner's exclusive rights under copyright law.Contents1 Software
Software
licenses and copyright law1.1 Ownership vs
[...More...]

"Software License" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Text User Interface
Text-based user interface
Text-based user interface
(TUI), also called textual user interface or terminal user interface,[clarification needed] is a retronym coined sometime after the invention of graphical user interfaces. TUIs display computer graphics in text mode
[...More...]

"Text User Interface" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Hardware Abstraction Layer
Hardware abstractions are sets of routines in software that emulate some platform-specific details, giving programs direct access to the hardware resources. They often allow programmers to write device-independent, high performance applications by providing standard operating system (OS) calls to hardware. The process of abstracting pieces of hardware is often done from the perspective of a CPU. Each type of CPU
CPU
has a specific instruction set architecture or ISA. The ISA represents the primitive operations of the machine that are available for use by assembly programmers and compiler writers. One of the main functions of a compiler is to allow a programmer to write an algorithm in a high-level language without having to care about CPU-specific instructions. Then it is the job of the compiler to generate a CPU-specific executable
[...More...]

"Hardware Abstraction Layer" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Multi-user
Multi-user software is software that allows access by multiple users of a computer. Time-sharing
Time-sharing
systems are multi-user systems. Most batch processing systems for mainframe computers may also be considered "multi-user", to avoid leaving the CPU idle while it waits for I/O operations to complete. However, the term "multitasking" is more common in this context. An example is a Unix
Unix
server where multiple remote users have access (such as via a serial port or Secure Shell) to the Unix
Unix
shell prompt at the same time. Another example uses multiple X Window sessions spread across multiple terminals powered by a single machine - this is an example of the use of thin client
[...More...]

"Multi-user" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Zilog Z8000
The Z8000 ("zee-eight-thousand") is a 16-bit microprocessor introduced by Zilog in 1979. The architecture was designed by Bernard Peuto while the logic and physical implementation was done by Masatoshi Shima, assisted by a small group of people. The Z8000 was not Z80-compatible, and although it saw steady use well into the 1990s, it was not very widely used
[...More...]

"Zilog Z8000" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Graphical User Interface
The graphical user interface (GUI /ɡuːiː/), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation. GUIs were introduced in reaction to the perceived steep learning curve of command-line interfaces (CLIs),[1][2][3] which require commands to be typed on a computer keyboard. The actions in a GUI are usually performed through direct manipulation of the graphical elements.[4] Beyond computers, GUIs are used in many handheld mobile devices such as MP3
MP3
players, portable media players, gaming devices, smartphones and smaller household, office and industrial controls
[...More...]

"Graphical User Interface" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

X86
x86 is a family of backward-compatible instruction set architectures[a] based on the Intel
Intel
8086
8086
CPU and its Intel
Intel
8088 variant. The 8086
8086
was introduced in 1978 as a fully 16-bit extension of Intel's 8-bit-based 8080 microprocessor, with memory segmentation as a solution for addressing more memory than can be covered by a plain 16-bit address
[...More...]

"X86" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Package Manager
A package manager or package management system is a collection of software tools that automates the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer's operating system in a consistent manner.[1] A package manager deals with packages, distributions of software and data in archive files. Packages contain metadata, such as the software's name, description of its purpose, version number, vendor, checksum, and a list of dependencies necessary for the software to run properly. Upon installation, metadata is stored in a local package database. Package managers typically maintain a database of software dependencies and version information to prevent software mismatches and missing prerequisites. They work closely with software repositories, binary repository managers, and app stores. Package managers are designed to eliminate the need for manual installs and updates
[...More...]

"Package Manager" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Software Release Life Cycle
A software release life cycle is the sum of the stages of development and maturity for a piece of computer software: ranging from its initial development to its eventual release, and including updated versions of the released version to help improve software or fix software bugs still present in the software.Contents1 History 2 Stages of development2.1 Pre-alpha 2.2 Alpha 2.3 Beta2.3.1 Open and closed beta2.4 Release candidate3 Release3.1 Release to manufacturing (RTM) 3.2 General availability (GA) 3.3 Release to web (RTW)4 Support4.1 End-of-life5 See also 6 References 7 BibliographyHistory[edit] Usage of the "alpha/beta" test terminology originated at IBM. As long ago as the 1950s (and probably earlier), IBM used similar terminology for their hardware development. "A" test was the verification of a new product before public announcement. "B" test was the verification before releasing the product to be manufactured
[...More...]

"Software Release Life Cycle" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Source-available
Open-source
Open-source
software (OSS) is a type of computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.[1] Open-source
Open-source
software may be developed in a collaborative public manner. According to scientists who studied it, open-source software is a prominent example of open collaboration.[2] The term is often written without a hyphen as "open source software".[3][4][5] Open-source
Open-source
software development, or collaborative development from multiple independent sources, generates an increasingly more diverse scope of design perspective than any one company is capable of developing and sustaining long term
[...More...]

"Source-available" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.