Glossary & Internet (Learn Web Knowledge) - 3rd Post
Glossary & Internet [3rd post by me]
Internet Service Provider : A company that can give you access to the Internet from your home or office. Abbreviated ISP.
intranet : a small local area network within an office or building that has the same look and feel as the Internet.
IRC : Internet Relay Chat, the protocol used for chatting on the Internet.
ISP : Short for Internet Service Provider, a business that can give you access to the Internet from your PC.
JAVA : A programming language used to create programs and small applets for Web pages.
K, Kb : An abbreviation for kilobyte.
kilobyte : About 1,000 bytes (1,024 to be exact).
LAN : Local Area Network, a small collection of interconnected computers in an office or building.
link : Short for "hyperlink", a hot spot on a Web page that you can click to visit another Web page.
local : Your PC and anything that happens on your PC (as opposed to remote).
LOL : Laughing out loud.
M, Mb, meg : Abbreviation for megabyte.
maximize : To expand to full-screen size, either by clicking the maximize button or double-clicking the title bar.
megabyte : about a million bytes.
menu : A list of options to choose from.
modem : A gadget that connects your computer to a telephone line so you can use online services like the Internet.
monitor : The part of a computer that looks that moves on the screen as you roll the mouse around.
MSN : Microsoft Network, a commercial online service that also offers Internet access.
NNTP : Network News Transfer Protocol, used by Usenet Newsgroups.
OIC : Oh, I see.
OTOH : On the other hand.
point : (mouse) To touch the mouse pointer to same item on the scree. (typography) A unit of measurement equal to approximately 1/ 72 inch.
pointer : Short for "mouse pointer", the thing that moves on the screen as you roll the mouse.
POP : Post Office Protocol, the protocol that defines how incoming messages are stored on your e-mail server.
POTS : Plan Old Telephone System.
primary mouse button : The button that's under your index finger w hen you rest your hand comfortably on the mouse, usually t he left mouse button.
by Anirudh Kumar