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Glossary Speak Like a Geek: The Complete Archive 332 ROM BIOS See BIOS (basic input/output system). scanner A device that converts images, such as photographs or printed text, into an electronic format that a computer can use. Many stores use a special type of scanner to read barcode labels into the cash register. ScreenTip A small text box that displays the name of a button when you rest the mouse pointer on the button. ScreenTips help you figure out what a button does when you cannot figure it out from the picture. Also called ToolTip. scroll To move text up and down or right and left on a computer screen. SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) Pronounced "scuzzy," SCSI provides speedier data transfer rates than are available through standard serial or parallel ports and enable you to connect several devices to the same port. SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic RAM) A type of RAM (memory) that is twice as fast as EDO DRAM because it synchronizes itself with the CPU. Although fast (operating at speeds of 100MHz), SDRAM has trouble keeping up with newer processors, which run at speeds of 300MHz. Look for even faster memory chips, such as RDRAM and SLDRAM. server Of two computers, the computer that's serving the other computer. On the Internet or on a network, your computer is the client, and the computer to which you're connected is the server. shareware