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beta version
an early version of a software program that is often provided to users to test for bugs before the program is marketed to the general public.
bidirectional
a term usually used with printers to indicate that information can flow in both directions at once. Modern printers often require bidirectional cables rather than older unidirectional ones. Use of a bidirectional printer or cables speeds up the printing process.
bit
the smallest unit of measurement used in defining computer memory. it is not a designation a user will often see. Eight bits is equal to one byte.
bitmap
a graphic created using pixels. Bitmaps represent the most common form of graphics and are used to produce digital photographs, scanned pictures, and pictures found on the Internet. Programs such as Adobe photo shop and Windows Paint produce bitmaps. Bitmap graphics are considered paint documents rather than drawing documents, which use vector graphics.
BMP (bitmap)
the extension for bitmap graphics. A bitmap is created using pixels and is considered a paint document.
boot
the term used to describe the start-up of a computer. A user might be instructed to boot the computer, meaning to turn it on. To reboot a computer is to restart it.
bps(bits per second)
the speed with which a modem can communicate with another computer. A 56K baud modem can connect at up to 56,000 bauds per second