Computer Terminology - K

This web page looks at some of the terminology associated with the Computer Industry. This appendix is not to be deemed as complete but does cover a large range of common terminology.

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Kb: Kilobyte. Equal to 1,024 bytes.

Kermit: A protocol used for transferring files over a dial-up connection that is commonly used on BBS systems.

kill file: A file used by some USENET reading programs that filters out unwanted messages, usually from a particular author or on a particular subject. If you add someone to your kill file, you arrange for the person to be ignored by your news reader. Originally from Larry Wall's run program.

kluge: A quick fix to a problem that places expediency over elegance. Pronounced "klooj". Variant spelling is "kludge".

knowbie: A person who understands the finer details of computer networking. See also hacker, newbie, and power newbie.

knowbot: A artificially intelligent computer program that automates the search for animation.

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