Toshiba Z930-S9311 User Manual

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Glossary
multi-function drive—A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and 
DVD media.
multimedia—A combination of two or more media, such as sound, 
animation, and video in a computer application or presentation.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface—See MIDI.
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network—A collection of computers and associated devices that are 
connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to 
share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other users 
and to exchange electronic mail.
non-interlaced—A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which 
each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans 
across and down the screen. Compare interlaced.
non-system disk—A disk for storing applications and data that cannot 
be used to start the computer. Compare system disk.
O
online—Available through the computer. Online may refer to 
information being read from your own computer’s internal storage 
drive, such as online documentation or online Help, or to 
information coming from another company on a company network 
or the Internet.
operating system—A set of programs that controls how the computer 
works. Examples of operating systems are the Windows Vista
®
 
Home Basic and Windows 8 operating systems.
optical disc drive—A drive which reads plastic coated discs on which   
information is recorded digitally, and uses a laser to read data, 
music, or videos.
P
palette—See color palette.
password—A unique string of characters entered by a user to verify his 
or her identity to the computer or the network.
PC Card—A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the 
capabilities of computers. PC Cards provide functions such as 
modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter, sound card, 
or SCSI adapter.
peripheral—Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to 
the computer and controlled by the computer’s CPU.
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