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W3C World Wide Web Consortium which looks after the Web standards. WAP Wireless Application Protocol. Technology used to transmit data over wireless communcation networks. Warez Illegal or pirated copies of software sold to unsuspecting users for profit. WAV A wave form sample of sound or music. Common format used on PC computers. WebDAV Web distributed Authoring and Versioning. System used for collaborative web site development between many web designers. WhiteCap Similar technology as WiFi used to stream multimedia content. WiFi Standard network protocol for wireless networking using the digital radio in the 2.4GHz frequency band. Wii Nintendo's game console which supports remote controllers that have accelerators and infra red sensors on it for more physical gestures from players. Win16 Windows API for 16 bit systems using Windows 3.x operating system. Win32 Windows API (32-bit) used since Windows 95 for access to OS functionality such as the Kernel, registry, services, user accounts, graphics, dialogs, controls, networking. Window Name given to an area or framed area of the screen. Consists of four borders, with a title bar and sizing buttons. Windows Also name of Microsoft`s Operating System. Versions include 1, 2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, NT, 95, 98, 98SE, ME, CE, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2012, 8. WINS Windows Internet Name Service. Similar to DNS but resolves NetBIOS names to IP addresses (instead of Host names). WinRM Windows Remote Management. Applies Ws-Management Protocol, like SOAP, to allow programs to remotely manage other systems. See Powershell 2.0. WinRT Windows Runtime that is used in Windows 8 for new touch based user interface for Windows Phone style of interface with large buttons. WMI Windows Management Instrumentation. An extension of the Windows Driver Model that gives an interface to instrumented components. Uses standard Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Common Information Model (CIM) protocols. WorldWideWeb Name given to the text and graphics based view of the internet. Uses HTTP protocol to view HTML pages over the internet using a program called a Browser. Common browsers are the Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, Mozilla, Opera, Lynx etc. Word Processor An application program which processes words like a type writer but with extra features such as picture insertion, spell and grammer checking and so on. Worm This is a self-replicating malware program that spreads itself to other computers. Unlike a virus it doesnot attach itself to other programs. WSH Windows Scripting Host. A scripting system using Javascript or Visual Basic Scripting to write programs to automate tasks. WYSIWYG What you see is what you get. A visual representation of what you write on screen is what you get on output whether a letter, a document or web page.

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