Some Common Computer Acronyms
OS - Operating system. Examples: Microsoft
Windows Server 2003; Microsoft
Windows Server 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Cisco IOS, Linux,
GUI - Graphical User
Interface. This interface uses
icons and visual relationships to
interact with the operating system.
Windows uses a GUI, if you wanted to
load a document you would just click
on the document icon rather than
type the documents name.
CLI - Command line interface,
available on most operating systems
but utilised most on network
operating systems, the CLI is used
to enter commands by typing rather
than clicking as is done with a GUI.
Stands for World
Wide Web. A very popular Internet
service that organizes information
using a hypertext and hypermedia
system of linking documents, FTP
sites, gopher sites, WAIS, and
FTP - The
File Transfer Protocol is an
application program which moves
files between computers connected to
the Internet independent of machine
type or operating systems.