Glossary

Application Programming Interface

The set of variables and functions used to communicate between different parts of programs.

See Also Application Binary Interface.

Application Binary Interface

A technical description of how the operating system should interface with hardware.

See Also Application Programming Interface.

Extensible Markup Language

Some reasonable definition here.

See Also Standardised Generalised Markup Language.

Standardised Generalised Markup Language

The grand daddy of all documents

See Also Extensible Markup Language.

Mutually Exclusive

When a number of things are mutually exclusive, only one can be valid at a time. The fact that one of the things is valid makes the others invalid.

MMU

The memory managment unit component of the hardware architecture.

Open Source

Software distributed in source form under licenses guaranteeing anybody rights to freely use, modify, and redistribute the code.

Shell

The interface used to interact with the operating system.