Letter Q

Quad Core The CPU has four processors on the same silicon chip. See Dual Core. Quantum Computing This is computing using quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement. Instead of binary digits, QC uses quantum bits which can be in superpositionsof states. Quarantine A secure offlimits area for putting unwanted files such as viruses. QuickTime Name of a video or animation format developed by Apple Computers. Query A set of data and conditions applied to a set of records to retreive the required information. May apply to databases or a plain file search. Queue A technique to store a series of data items or requests to be dealt with in order. Types include FIFO (First In First Out) or FILO (First In Last Out). Quota Usually applied to disks, to limit the amount of disk space can be used. Applies to Windows NT4, 2000/3, XP etc.

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