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.