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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Stands for Digital Video Interface. Accommodates analog and digital monitors with a single
connector. Using a DVI connector and port, a digital signal that is sent to an analog monitor
is converted into an analog signal. If the monitor is a digital monitor, such as a flat panel
display, no conversion is necessary.
Ethernet is the most widely implemented local area network (LAN) technology. The Ethernet
system called 10BASE-T provides data transfer rates of 10 Mbps (megabits per second). A
more recent version of Ethernet, called 100BASE-T, provides data transfer rates of 100 Mbps.
Gigabit Ethernet supports data rates of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second.
EULA (End-User Licence Agreement) is the name given to a licence governing the software
on your computer. The EULA can be found in the Read this first (page 1) section at the
beginning of the software guide or directly on the VAIO desktop.
Online Help files can be found within most software applications, usually under a Help
menu. They contain specific information on the software in use and can be used together
with the descriptions in your online Sony Software Guide.
Hyper-Threading (not available
on all models)
Hyper-Threading is a brand new technology giving the performance of two chips in one.
With it, your desktop can run two different applications simultaneously or run a single
application much faster than it would on a standard one-processor box.
i.LINK™ is Sony’s version of the IEEE 1394 standard for high-speed digital serial interface.
The standard is regarded in the audio/video and IT industries as the most suitable interface
for connecting computers and digital audio/video devices (such as digital cameras etc.).
An ISP (Internet Service Provider) is a company which provides you with a user name,
password and telephone number in order to connect to the Internet.
L2 cache memory
Cache memory is RAM-like memory that enables quick access to data that has already been
read by the computer. L1 and L2 are levels of cache memory in a computer.