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Computer books[edit]

Widget toolkits[edit]

Computer architecture[edit]

Computer languages[edit]

Early computer models/processors[edit]


Human input devices[edit]

  • text-entry device - computing - Technology is moving beyond mechanical keyboards for character entry into software systems; virtual keyboards, stroke recognition, etc. for non-alphabetic languages, other types of character entry are use; voice methods as well; overview article is needed (links to keyboards, etc.; Codwiki (talk) 15:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Kinect 2.0

Displays and screens[edit]

  • List of Reference Design display adapters - Vendors often start with reference design from ATI or NVIDIA but quickly turn to their own designs. It's really frustrating to try to find reference design cards.

Memory devices[edit]

Macronix is a manufacturer of rom memory.


  • A4tech - company that makes PC peripherals
  • AJ-100 - direct execution processor for java
  • Apacer Technology Inc. - company which makes Memory modules, Flash drives and other computer hardware; [29]
  • Apple Media Wall - Apple 3x8 feet multi-touch computer
  • Asrock M8 - barebones computer system
  • Bridging chipset - chipsets used to adapt eSATA hard drives to Firewire, USB, etc. Discuss faster/slower chipsets i.e. Oxford, Prolific, etc. and why they are so. [30] [31]
  • BTTV - Analog V4L capture card BTTV based tuners
  • BBWC - Battery Backed Write Cache
  • C-Tick - common certificate mark for electromagnetic interference
  • CAMLINK - digital video (frame grabber) interface
  • Conductive Pen - silver pen used for circuit boards
  • Front Panel Audio - two most common types are onboard AC97 and Azalia from Realtek. The problem is that the PC case connector descriptions always differ from m/b description, which is rather confusing. An article about existing case FP types, m/b FP types and their correlations would be good.
  • glare screen - a new laptop kind of screen now in "mass" use -- Do you mean glossy display? MaxVT (talk) 18:11, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Hardware/software co-design - [32]; exploiting the integrated design of hardware and software created in parallel
  • Holographic System - Queens University's "TeleHuman System"; see May 10, 2012, article, "Get Ready for Star Wars-Style Holographic Chat", at [33]; and the authors' paper at [34]
  • IPC-A-610 is a workmanship standard for the manufacture of electronic assemblies There are three classes, class III being the most stringent, such as for life support and mission critical systems; [35]
  • Jacinto (Microprocessor) OMAP-based automotive processors. [36]
  • Keepod Operating system and personal storage on a USB thumb drive, for $7. Brings computing to the masses. Plugs into any computer. [37] and [38].
  • Kaveri (APU) An AMD microprocessor released January 2014.
  • LRDIMM - "load reduced" DIMM; [39]
  • Madd Electronics Group - Romanian company of hardware distribution; [40]
  • Mica2 Motes - Wireless Sensor Network; [41]
  • Micro Solutions Backpack - external CD-ROM drive
  • Multi channel data link - [42] (page 2.5)
  • mycpu TTL processor - processor and complete 8 bit computer system. a "do it yourself" computer, in a manner uncommon amongst computer enthusiasts since the 1970s; [43]
  • Oregon State Wireless Active Learning Device - ultra-mobile PC created by Oregon State students for Oregon State students as a platform for learning device for computer science and ece; [44]; [45]; [46]; [47]
  • Personal Security Environment (PSE) - type of user authentication often using a digital certificate; [48]; [49]
  • powder display, more exactly quick response liquid powder display or QRLPD – roughly an e-paper variant developed by Bridgestone (and produced by Hitachi)
  • Quad small form factor pluggable - apparently some sort of digital connector used in Infiniband and storage applications, often abbreviated QSFP; there are about 24,000 results for it on Google ([50]); it is notable to the extent that lots of very high end hardware seems to employ the connectors in applications and handling data in ways that are not immediately obvious to the uninitiated
  • Secondary Precharge Transistor - domino logic charge sharing trick
  • SecureDisc - feature on many LG brand DVD writers
  • self-tending drive doors - mechanisms on Dell's XPS 700 computer
  • SmartQ 7 - tablets (aka MIDs) created by SmartDevices. As mobile computing becomes ever more important, these devices are notable because of their inexpensiveness and stance of open technology. They also represent increased efforts by firms in China to enter the embedded-linux market. References to these wikipages already exist from the Portable Linux Devices page.
  • Virtual Extended Bus - some type of physical storage bus extension to PCI-X present on certain high-end Xeon motherboards: uses the acronym VXB
  • Yubikey One-Time Password generator. Used by a few companies like Mt. Gox and can be used with KeePass via a plugin. Seems reasonably well known. Their press page has a lot of articles listed.
  • Wavescalar modern research dataflow processor
  • Way prediction - reducing conflict misses in a cache Socket M AMD processor
  • Wireless Networks Cable - Low Loss Cable varieties and appropriate usage
  • Worldisk - hard-disk supplier; Remanufactured or relabeled Fujitsu??
  • xpsport - new port format?

The Internet[edit]


A–L (by last name)[edit]

M–Z (by last name)[edit]




  • OCR Research Team - group of CAPTCHA crackers
  • OSSCube - US-based company offering open source training, consulting and development services, specializing in healthcare, education, sugarcrm, drupal and php development services; [172]
  • Oxxbowz United Feelings
  • PaloAltoNetworks - firewall company; [173]
  • ParcPlace Systems - smalltalk company
  • PeepCode - company specializing in providing video tutorials for advanced and professional web developers; [174]
  • PuppetLabs - company sponsoring the development of Puppet open source configuration management software; formerly known as Reductive Labs
  • Quad D Robotics Innovative Inventions - a curriculum and course at Moanalua Middle School founded by Mr. Robert E. Walker, and educator, that simulates real-world, real-life, work place awareness, while focusing on applicable uses of robots while integrating student creativity and CORE Ethical Values.
  • Rosedu (Romanian Open Source Education) - open-source organisation from Romania
  • Sambreel - San Diego, CA-based software company; received substantial media coverage for its browser add-on products; in 2011,received mainstream television, newspaper, and online coverage for its products Drop Down Deals, PageRage, and OverApps; in late 2011, substantial media attention focused on a disagreement between the company and popular social network website Facebook about the operations of its product, PageRage; [175]
  • Security Certified Program – company that issues the SCNS, SCNP and Security Certified Network Architect professional certifications.
  • Selskabet for Rationel Almen Planlægning [[176] - Danish organisation that is the source of many locale definition files at the GNU C Library; their home page does not say much about them; the locale definition files refer to them as RAP, which is quite hard to decrypt
  • Service Strategies Corporation – company that issues the Service Capability & Performance standards.
  • Shareware Industry Awards Foundation
  • silex labs - non-profit organization; based in France; dedicated to open source web applications; official maintainer of Silex, [177]; Oof and Flog; offers open-source projects to help with their communication; [178]
  • Software Tools User Group - organization focused on a the development of license-free, UNIX-like utilities and system calls, written in Ratfor and Pascal
  • Softwrap - UK-based company; offers DRM technology to developers
  • Sumerge- Egypt-based software-development company; specializes in developing, customizing and integrating business and technical software solutions and services to clients worldwide
  • SKGOLD Hosting - Canadian-based web-hosting company; [179]
  • Shockley Transistor Company - there exists an article on the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, but not a wikified article on the business organization behind the lab. This business and its employees was the start of Silicon Valley, so it definitely should have a good quality article.
  • StartupBus - annual competition in America and Europe where a team of strangers have to create a tech startup on a bus, of which 500 people have done so to date; extensive online media coverage (tech blogs such as TechCrunch and Wired, The Huffington Post, Time, etc.) with television and newspaper coverage as well
  • Tangible and Embedded Interaction - international conference on tangible and embedded interaction; [180]
  • The Bureau of Internet Accessibility - provides a revolutionary tool for businesses that allows for an easy way to create website accessibility for Section 508, WCAG requirements; [181]
  • Tyler Technologies - Tyler Technologies is an American corporation headquartered in Plano, Texas and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange; [182]
  • Webteh - Slovenian software company that produces BS.Player
  • Wireless Innovation Alliance - coalition of companies, organizations, and advocates working to unlock the potential that lies inside the "White Spaces" of our television spectrum; [183]
  • Ufanet - Russian Internet service provider; Ufa city, Bashkortostan; [184]
  • VoiceThread; [185]
  • Zvents - event search company powering most of newspaper industry

Operating systems[edit]

  • Ulux Linux - Enterprise Operating Systems Website -;
  • AV Linux - Debian Distro specifically for multimedia needs; [186]
  • Blackbuntu - Ubuntu base distro for Penetration Testing with GNOME Desktop Environment; being built using the Ubuntu 10.10; [187]
  • CMX RTOS - adding links CMX, RTOS, CMX RTOS
  • Circle Dock - circular dock (open source) for Windows platform; [188]
  • Closed Shell System - a shell is a piece of software that provides an interface for users of an operating system which provides access to the services of a kernel. However, the term is also applied very loosely to applications and may include any software that is "built around" a particular component, such as web browsers and email clients that are "shells" for HTML rendering engines. The name shell originates from shells being an outer layer of interface between the user and the internals of the operating system (the kernel). But someone should create a topic on a CLOSED Shell system, because I have no idea what it is.
  • DoudouLinux - [189]; system targeting young children; aims at making computer use as simple and pleasant as possible; while also making computer use more accessible to all children on earth, without discrimination; [190]
  • Init scripts - topics on scripts in /etc/rc.d on a Unix/Linux OS, naming conventions, how to create one, etc.; [191]
  • Lighthouse Linux - a CD-based distro designed for speed, simplicity and lightness; currently at version 0.0.1; [192]
  • LXLE Linux - LXLE is a remastered version of Ubuntu/Lubuntu LTS releases, using the LXDE desktop interface. LXLE provides a complete drop in and go operating system coupled with style, speed and capability. It's light on resources and heavy on functions. [193] [194] [195] [196] [197] [198] [199] [200] [201] [202] [203] [204] [205] [206]
  • Mac OSX 11 - [207]
  • Paranoid Linux - a distro designed for privacy and security, that "assumes that its operator is under assault from the government ... and it does everything it can to keep your communications and documents a secret."; [208] -- Update: Cite given ( ) is dead/parked as of this date. Fnord. -- (talk) 16:05, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • PicUntu -
  • RTOS-UH Real Time Operating System-University Hannover using a DIN 66253-2 language called PEARL. The article is locked, because it was deleted sometimes ago; [209]; we are talking about a real operating system, and not vaporware
  • RuggedOS- mission-critical operating system developed and deployed (in, among others, SCADA applications) by Ruggedcom, a Siemens subsidiary; has recently been criticized and targeted by many articles for the undocumented presence of a backdoor and an embedded private key
  • TOSS Linux - Popular all new Linux Distribution being developed entirely by CSE Dept of Thiagarajar College of Engg. aiming Engineers and developers; [210]
  • ubnhd2 - ARM-compiled and Ubuntu-based Pentest OS for the HTC HD2 phone; [211]
  • Windows Research Kernel - Windows kernel source code for research
  • wattOS - A lightweight Linux operating system remastered from the core Ubuntu Linux build. It focuses on a small footprint, low power, and a simple interface that you can easily add just about anything. [212] [213]
  • Zorin OS - An Ubuntu-based operating system with functionality and appearance similar to Microsoft Windows 7 [214]



  • U-SNAP - a standard (ANSI/CEA-2045) that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) or DR (Demand Response) standard, present and future, to communicate with utility systems, energy gateways or other devices within the home. Source of information: [246]. From Wikipedia I learned that after the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, a lot of press coverage was given to fundamental changes about to hit the digital world to include digital home technology (also known as home automation). This could very well require a need to establish standard protocols such as U-SNAP. Wikipedia has a substantial article on the "Smart meter" and "Home automation" but no mention of U-SNAP is made. An alliance, called the U-SNAP Alliance, has been formed and according to [247], is gaining support from "Smart Grid" stakeholders worldwide, including utilities, metering suppliers, device manufacturers, industry consultants, and regulators. A Wikipedia article has been written for "Smart grid," but it does not mention U-SNAP.
  • OpenId Connect -- a distibuted authentication protocol which replaces OpenID 2.0 and is on onboard by Microsoft, ]Salesforce, twitter, facebook, and Google
  • IP/LDP — an alternative to AppleTalk that some printers can use instead of that; it is still supported by OS X even though AppleTalk isn't, I think…

Real-time computing[edit]

Searching; search engines[edit]

  • DASL or DAV Searching and Locating - a protocol for searching WebDAV repositories; [248]
  • Entireweb - one of the largest crawler-based, second-tier search engine
  • FuzzFind - - web meta search mashup; combines the leading search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) and social bookmarking sites (, with personalizable results; [249]; [250]; [251]
  • Google privacy policy (or new Google privacy policy) – an expansion of Google#Privacy with an emphasis on the historical evolution of the policy, and on what neutral, third-party sources say about the changes to Google's privacy policy that are scheduled to take effect March 1, 2012?
  • Mojeek - largest crawler search engine in the UK, so along with Gigablast and Entireweb should have a page, also considering there are so many meta-engines listed then the few true crawler ones out there definitely should, shouldn't they?
  • people search - the process of searching for people, a class of vertical search engine that specializes in searching for people
  • Reverse SEO - combination of SEO and online reputation management; while a positive topic is written on, the negative topic is basically optimized via unethical black hat tactics in order to lead to a ban
  • search portal
  • - search engine; based on opensource software nutch; online since 2009
  • site search - a service for finding information on a specific site; for example, the search in Wikipedia is a site search, working only on the information in; site search engine is a big class of search engines, that should be right next to web search engine and probably even before enterprise search in the listing of search; [252]; [253]; [254]
  • - search suggestions from the major providers on the net; provided in a visually appealing fashion; first site to focus on helping the user get to the best search terms; [255]; [256]; [257]; [258]; [259]; [260]
  • Speedy Spider - from Entireweb; apparently a large Swedish search engine; purpose?
  • Video search engine optimization (VSEO)
  • Zeerch Search Engine - a search engine that doesn't keep records of your search, founded by Larry Risser and Jamie Whitney [261] zeerch logo is like a small lizard, advertising is 70% less than other search engines.


See Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer Security



From RFC[edit]

User:Pastore Italy pointed out that RFC 2828 defines industry-standard terms and requested that Wikipedia have coverage for them. Some of the blue links below may be to pages that don't reference the computer security meaning; these should be checked and changed to something like "Term (computers)" if necessary. Some might just need redirects.





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Disk Formatters - general



  • LPMT - we are working on a free software video tools manual and I found there is no page or mention of this projection software. Given that there will be a task and case study published soon it would be great for there to be a Wikipedia page.







Software engineering[edit]


  • DVD +R/-R comparison WP is long overdue for an article on this. They seem to have their own separate pages now, which are biased to each format.-- (talk) 19:25, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Punctured Stripe in RAID Arrays - Topic surrounding a specific type of fault that can occur to RAID arrays causing them to fail.
  • SFSZ - Disk format, Used by Netgear SC101. What is it and how is it used? Its this.ZFS Solaris's new file system, which is used by several other OEMS as its new and very efficient.
  • TapeAlert - A standard for tapes, autochangers, libraries used for diagnostics and health (see

File formats[edit]


  • Eloquera Database - [545], article about Eloquera Database - a native object database for .NET environments; and Eloquera Cloud based on Eloquera Enterprise Database.
  • List of serverless database management systems -- there should be a page listing database management systems that don't use a server-client model such as Sqlite.
  • quasardb - [546], article about quasardb, "a distributed, high-performance, associative database designed from the ground up for the most demanding environments."
  • Rdb/ELN - VAX Rdb/ELN [547]
  • OracleDBConsole - Would like info about this and other services of Oracle DB's.

Theory and theorem[edit]