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how to use this encyclopedia

This encyclopedia is both a dictionary and a text book. Fundamental terms are explained in depth, while many technical terms are explained in more technical language.

Virtual Hypertexting
All technical terms used to define a term are also defined. In the Windows version of this encyclopedia, you can quickly jump to a definition of a word used within another definition by clicking on the word or highlighting a word phrase. Go back where you came from by clicking the Review button (Left Arrow).

Lesson Lists
Be sure to look up "Lessons," which are lists of terms by topic. They serve as a springboard to many different terms about the subject. The Lesson lists will remember the last term you looked up the next time you open them.

New to Windows?
There are Windows tutorials (see Win abc's, Win10 abc's and Win8 abc's) for complete newcomers to Windows, and there are numerous Windows how to's all beginning with the "Win" prefix in the index. There are also common DOS/Windows and Unix/Linux/Mac syntax examples if you want to execute commands from the command line (see Windows commands and Unix commands).

Good luck and happy computing!

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Before/After Your Search Term
how to select a mobile devicehow to work with Windows
how to select a PChow to's
how to select a PC display systemHP
how to select a PC monitorHP 1000
how to select a personal computerHP 3000
how to select a smartphone vs. tabletHP 9000
how to spoof your technical friendHP-compatible printer
how to surf the NetHP EIO printer
how to transfer a fileHP Enterprise
how to transfer a file over the InternetHP ePrint

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design