Windows Vista & XP Glossary: G

game controller: A device that you attach to your computer that allows you to input movement and actions when playing a computer game.

gamepad: A game controller that features a flat surface and many buttons.

Glass: A Windows Appearance setting that gives your folders a nearly transparent look.

GPU: Graphics processing unit; the chipset used on your PC’s video card.

graphics adapter: The circuitry that runs the computer monitor and controls the image that the monitor’s screen displays.

graphics system: A computer’s monitor and graphics adapter.

  • Print
  • Share

Inside Dummies.com

Google+

Other Topics in Operating Systems