W is for...Windows, Webinar and Wizard

Windows: It’s one of the most common operating systems used on personal computers. Windows provides a (debatably) pleasant and easy-to-use interface between the human and the microchip (although battles have begun over which is the best). Before Windows, everyone had to type commands to make a PC do anything. Other operating systems include Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, and iOS, the operating system favoured by long-haired designer-types using Apple Macs.

Webinar: Made by mashing the words ‘web’ and ‘seminar’ together, a webinar is an online meeting that may include a virtual whiteboard, a presentation, teaching or discussion by the attendees. These online events are usually arranged to discuss a particular topic or to facilitate training.

Wizard: A simplified step-by-step process that assists with a complicated task. For example, a wizard might gently guide a user through installing complicated software.

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Written by Safeguarding Essentials on September 02, 2013 10:41


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