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- MAC address (Score: 0)
Media Access Control address. A 48-byte address, usually separated by colons that represent the unique address of an E...
- magic number (Score: 0)
A number at the beginning of a file used to indicate what type of file it is.
- Mail Transfer Agent (Score: 0)
The collection of programs used to transfer mail from one system to another. Most Linux systems provide the sendmail M...
- Mail User Agent (Score: 0)
MUA. The program that you use to interface into the mail system, including reading and composing mail.
- maintenance mode (Score: 0)
The run-level in which access is only allowed through the system console. Used for maintenance, hence the name. Also cal...
- major number (Score: 0)
A number indicating which device driver should be used to access a particular device.
- man-page (Score: 0)
A reference page containing useful information about a specific topic.
- mask (Score: 0)
A series of bits that ‘covers up' existing settings. For example, the umask masks out file permissions and the netmask m...
- maskable interrupts (Score: 0)
Interrupts that can be ignored (masked out).
- master boot record (Score: 0)
The first block of your hard disk (or floppy) containing information necessary to find the active partition and boot...
- Maximum Transmission Unit (Score: 0)
MUT. Maximum size of a transmitted piece of data.
- Mb (Score: 0)
megabyte. 2^20 bytes
- MBR (Score: 0)
Master Boot Record. The first block of your hard disk (or floppy) that contains information necessary to find the acti...
- MCA (Score: 0)
Micro-Channel Architecture. A computer bus architecture developed by IBM. It provides many advantages over the ISA archi...
- media (Score: 0)
Storage material that stores data, such as floppy disks and tapes.
- Media Access Control (Score: 0)
The unique identifier given to a network interface card. (NIC).
- megabyte (Score: 0)
2^20 bytes. Often erroneously thought of as one million bytes.
- memory (Score: 0)
Location for storing programs during execution and their related state information, as well as data.
- metacharacter (Score: 0)
A special character that is replaced by character strings by the shell.
- Micro-Channel Architecture (Score: 0)
A computer bus architecture developed by IBM. It provides many advantages over the ISA architecture.
- MIME (Score: 0)
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A standard for mail exchange, which supports graphical, audio, video, and other...
- minor number (Score: 0)
A number serving as a flag to a device driver.
- mirroring (Score: 0)
See disk mirroring.
- MO drives (Score: 0)
Magneto-Optical drives. A storage media that uses both magnetic properties and lasers to store data.
- modem (Score: 0)
An electronic device attached to your computer that converts digital signals from the computer to analog signals (mo...
- modem control port (Score: 0)
A serial port that reacts to the carrier signal.
- monitor (Score: 0)
The television like device used to provide a visual interface to you computer.
- mount (Score: 0)
The process by which filesystems are made available.
- mount point (Score: 0)
The directory through which the mounted filesystem is accessed.
- mount table (Score: 0)
The table containing all of the mounted filesystems.
- mouse (Score: 0)
A pointing device used to move a pointer on the screen.
- MTA (Score: 0)
Mail Transfer Agent.
- MTU (Score: 0)
Maximum Transmission Unit.
- MUA (Score: 0)
Mail User Agent.
- multi-tasking (Score: 0)
The process by which a computer system is able to maintain multiple programs (tasks) in memory and to switch fast ...
- multi-user (Score: 0)
The ability of a computer system to allow multiple users to access the system at once.
- multi-user mode (Score: 0)
The run state of the system in which access is allowed on terminals other than the system console.
- multiprocessor system (Score: 0)
A computer system with more than one CPU.
- multiscreen (Score: 0)
One of the 12 console 'terminals'.