Further reading

If you're still stumped by a computing or internet term, here are the best online services to turn to

BBC WebWise

[w] www.bbc.co.uk/webwise

Ask for answers to internet questions, take an online internet course or find a centre near you where you can learn more about the internet and using a computer. It has the usual BBC standards of depth and quality.


[w] www.techdictionary.com

Although it's a relatively simple site, Techdictionary is actually a great resource for the beginner and will present all the different definitions involving a single term. Looking up 'Web', for example, presents you with a complete list of terms.


[w] www.pcwebopaedia.com

Our favourite online dictionary, Webopaedia specialises in internet-related terms. You can also search by category and the site even picks out recently-added terms for you.

[w] www.whatis.com

If you want to get a little more technical, Whatis.com has virtually every technological term in existence, so it's a good place to look for internet as well as computing definitions.

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DESKTOP: This is the term given to the screen that everything else takes place within. This Windows XP display has the Taskbar at the bottom application. You can work within this space. A window is characterised by a title at the top and buttons to close and re-size the window.

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