Popular terms beginning with 'L':
What is Localhost?
"Localhost" refers to the local computer that a program is running on. For example, if you are running a Web browser on your computer, your computer is considered to be the "localhost." While this doe... continue
What is Leaf?
What does a computer's hard disk have in common with a tall oak? While it may not look like a tree on the outside, the hard disk is organized the same way. Directories of files and folders on a hard d... continue
What is Login?
If you are ever asked to enter your username and password, you are being asked to enter your login information. A login is a combination of information that authenticates your identity. This could be ... continue
What is LAN?
LANs are typically high speed networks that connect computers, printers and other network devices together.
What is LPI?
Stands for "Lines Per Inch." LPI is used to measure the resolution of images printed in halftones. Because halftone images are printed as a series of dots, the higher the LPI number, the more dense th... continue
What is Latency?
This is the amount of time it takes a packet of data to move across a network connection. When a packet is being sent, there is "latent" time, when the computer that sent the packet waits for confirma... continue
What is Leaderboard?
As the average computer screen size has grown larger, the size of online advertisements as grown as well. The leaderboard ad, which was introduced in 2003, has a standard size of 728 pixels wide by 90... continue
What is Logic Gate?
Logic gates perform basic logical functions and are the are the fundamental building blocks of digital integrated circuits. Most logic gates take an input of two binary values, and output a single val... continue
What is Linux?
Pronounced "lihnuks," this is a Unix-based operating system created by Linus Torvalds. His reason for developing it was that he wasn't happy with the currently available options in Unix. So he did wha... continue
What is Lossy?
Lossy file compression results in lost data and quality from the original version. Lossy compression is typically associated with image files, such as JPEGs, but can also be used for audio files, like... continue