Marcus Brinkmann's Glossary
Some technical terms and abbreviations on my Home Page are only known to
specific groups and not self explanatory. I try to improve your ability to
understand the content of my writings with this glossary. If you would like
me to add a term, please send me a suggestion.
- a PC bus interface architecture
- ISA PnP
- a PC bus architecture configuration model. The ISA bus card which are
PnP (= Plug'n'Play) capable can be configured through software. This
way, IO ports and interrupt conflicts can be solved in the operating system
without changing jumpers on the card etc.
- a common PC input device to play games. It consists of a stick which
can be moved in all four directions (sometimes it can also be twisted for
flight simulations) and of at least two buttons (also called fire buttons).
Some Joysticks offer additional features, for example multiple buttons
and throttles. PC joysticks are analog.
- Windows 95
- a graphical PC operating system, the successor of Windows 3.1, which is the
successor of DOS. Because of its nature and history, it is very unstable
and user unfriendly, but aggressive marketing pushed the success of it in the PC
world, both, for private use and in the business area.
Last modified by Marcus Brinkmann (brinkmds) on 19-07-1998 04:47:27 via WML 1.6.5 (16-06-1998).