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Technical Jargon / Glossary K

Below is the glossary for the letter K.

Throughout our site and especially on the tutorial pages you may see words in blue and underlined. These are links to some of the terms here where we hope to be able to clarify the meaning.

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Kernel - the kernel in computing terms is responsible for communicating between the software and the hardware (kind of a middle man). When the software runs it asks the kernel to do something, which then tells the hardware what to do.

Keyboard - A keyboard is a rectangular device with keys of the alphabet on to allow a user to tpye words into the computer.

KiloByte - A kilobyte is a unit of storage. 1024 bytes is equal to one kilobyte. It is often abbreviated as KB.

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