Windows Vista & XP Glossary: T

tags: Part of a file's metadata in which you can give a file a reference name that can be used by Vista and other programs to sort and retrieve files.

Task Manager: Windows tool for keeping track of the programs and processes that are currently running.

time server: A computer designed to give accurate time information for any computer that checks in on the Internet.

toner: A powdery ink substance that comes in a cartridge; used by laser printers.

TOSLINK: A standard optical computer connector that creates high-quality sound reproduction.

tower: A PC configuration that has essentially a full-sized desktop console standing on its side, usually on the floor; includes a lot of room for expansion.

trackball: A kind of upside-down mouse; you use your thumb or index figure to roll a ball on top of the mouse, while the whole contraption stays stationary.

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