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Technical Jargon / Glossary O

Below is the glossary for the letter O.

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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Overclock - To overclock means to increase the front side bus of your processor in order to make it run faster. It often works and many processor have this tolerance build in although it could cause damage if abused.

Online - Online is a term used to describe the fact you are connected to the internet or network. A printer is often described as being online or offline and means it is accessible or not.

Open Source - Software that is open source is freely available for download and use. It can usually be modified. Not all software is open source though, even if you 'freely' downloaded it!

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