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Definitions of Computer and Internet Terms

Computer Terms Beginning with "K"

Kbps Stands for "Kilobits Per Second." Don't confuse this with Kilobytes per second (which is 8 times more data per...
KDE Stands for "K Desktop Environment." KDE is a contemporary desktop environment for Unix systems. It is a Free Software...
Kernel This is a term for the computing elite, so proceed at your own risk. To understand what a kernel is, you first need to...
Kerning Kerning refers to the spacing between the characters of a font. Without kerning, each character takes up a block of...
Keyboard As the name implies, a keyboard is basically a board of keys. Along with the mouse, the keyboard is one of the primary...
Keyboard Shortcut A keyboard shortcut is a key combination that performs a certain command, such as closing a window or saving a file...
Keylogger A keylogger is a program that records the keystrokes on a computer. It does this by monitoring a user's input and...
Keystroke A keystroke is typing one character on a keyboard (not stroking your keyboard like a cat). Every time you hit a key...
Keywords Keywords are words or phrases that describe content. They can be used as metadata to describe images, text documents...
Kibibyte A kibibyte is a unit of data storage that equals 2 to the 10th power, or 1,024 bytes. While a kilobyte can be...
Kilobyte A kilobyte is 2 to the 10th power, or 1,024 bytes. "But doesn't 'kilo' mean one thousand?" you ask. Well yes, but...
KOffice KOffice (pronounced "K-office") is an integrated office suite for the K Desktop Environment (KDE), a desktop interface...
KVM Switch Stands for "Keyboard, Video, and Mouse switch." As the name implies, a KVM switch allows you to used multiple...

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