1. A person who oversees the operation of a network. 2. A person responsible for installing programs on a network and configuring them for distribution to workstations. This person may also update security settings on workstations.
A dialog box that appears in a graphical user interface (GUI) to signal that an error has occurred, or to provide a warning.
A shortcut icon that points to an original object such as a file, folder, or disk.
A software application that makes navigating the Internet easy by providing a graphical user interface. This lets the user click menus, icons, or buttons rather than learn difficult computer commands. Also called a Web client.
A file that has been compressed using a special data storage format in order to save space on your disk.
Using a mathematical algorithm to process data from a file or disk, such that the resulting data occupies less physical space on the disk. Individual files or entire disks can be compressed by various types of utility software.
A file that is created by, or associated with, a program and contains no executable code. Examples include word processing documents, databases, and spreadsheets.
To transfer a file from one computer system to another, through a modem or network. Download usually refers to the act of transferring a file from the Internet, a BBS (bulletin board system), or a service such as America Online.