Macs and OS X Glossary: F

FileVault: A Mac feature that automatically scrambles, or encrypts, the data in your Home folder.

Finder: The application that Mac OS X runs to display the operating system’s menus and windows.

FireWire: A speedy connector often used with digital cameras.

FTP : Part of the TCP/IP protocol suite; (the hoary acronym FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP is one of the oldest methods for sharing files between computers

function keys: Housed on the top row of the Mac keyboard, the keys with the letter F followed by a number.

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