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Part: 6 Windows XP on the Network > The Jargon Jar: The Complete Archive - Pg. 384

The Jargon Jar: The Complete Archive 384 coaxial cable A cable that uses a bayonet-style connector to attach to a T-connector, which then attaches to a BNC port in the network interface card. See Also twisted-pair cable. color quality The number of colors Windows XP uses to display stuff on your screen. See Also screen resolution. cursor See insertion point cursor. cutout A selected section of a Paint drawing. daily backup A backup type that includes only files that were changed on the day you run the backup. See Also incremental backup. data transfer rate The maximum (theoretical) speed at which a modem can send data, and it's measured in bps. Most modern modems support one of the following data transfer rates: 28,800bps, 33,600bps, or 56,000bps. If you're looking to buy a modem, get one that supports 56,000bps (which is sometimes called V.90, for reasons too geeky to go into here). defragment To rearrange the contents of a hard disk so that each file's sectors run consecutively. See Also fragmented. desktop The part of the Windows XP screen above the taskbar. It's called a "desktop" because it's where