GLOSSARY OF TERMS
- Strings of symbols comprised of alphabetical
and numerical characters.
- A family of personal computers introduced by Apple
Computer in 1984 that features a graphic user interface
- A computer program used to perform specific tasks
such as word processing, number crunching, or accounting.
- A file or series of files contaning data
made with the idea that it be kept as a repository
or backup for future retrieval. Archives are typically
in a compressed format.
- A file attribute set by DOS, OS/2 or Windows that
denotes a file is new or has been modified. It is
designated by trhe letter `A' in file listings.
- American Standard for Coded Information
Interchange. A set of standardised computer codes to
represent letters and graphic symbols. ASCII is a universal
computing standard that can be recognised by systems old
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