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Linux Guide - G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • gateway
    A program or piece of hardware that passes data between networks
     
  • GCC
    The GNU C compiler by Richard Stallman et al. A very high quality, very portable compiler for C, C++ and Objective C. The compiler is designed to support multiple front-ends and multiple back-ends by translating first into Register Transfer Language and from there into assembly code for the target architecture
     
  • GFS
    Global File System; an open source shared disk file system for networked storage
     
  • GID
    Group identification number for the process. Valid group numbers are given in /etc/group, and in the GID field of /etc/passwd file. When a process is started, its GID is set to the GID of its parent process
     
  • GIF
    Graphics Interchange Format - A standard for digitised images compressed with the LZW algorithm, defined in 1987 by CompuServe (CIS)
     
  • Glibc 2
    The latest version of the GNU C Library. It currently runsunmodified on GNU Hurd systems and Linux i386, m68k, and alpha systems.
     
  • Glide
    a proprietary API plus drivers to access 3D graphics accelerator hardware based on chipsets manufactured by 3Dfx. Glide has been developed and implemented for DOS, Windows, and Macintosh, and has been ported to Linux by Daryll Strauss
     
  • glob
    To expand special characters in a wildcarded name, or the act of so doing (the action is also called `globbing')
     
  • global
    From the beginning of a file to the end. This term is often used to describe an operation such as a search; the opposite of local
     
  • GNOME
    stands for GNU Network Object Model Environment. The GNOME project intends to build a complete, user-friendly desktop based entirely on free software. GNOME is part of the GNU project, and GNOME is part of the OpenSource(tm) movement. The desktop will consist of small utilities and larger applications which share a consistent look and feel. GNOME uses GTK+ as the GUI toolkit for all GNOME-compliant applications
     
  • GNU
    GNU is Not Unix. A project to replace Unix with GPL'd software
     
  • GNU General Public License
    intended to guarantee the freedom to share and change free software - to make sure the software is free for all its users. The term free refers to freely distributable
     
  • Gnutella
    a fully-distributed information-sharing technology
     
  • gprof
    Reference documentation to GNU gprof, the GNU Profiler
     
  • Grep
    Linux abbreviation for "get regular expression". A grep tool lets you search through a set of text files for a pattern called the regular expression, which is a syntax that lets you specify in great detail what kind of text you're looking for
     
  • group
    a collection of users who have protected access to their resources
     
  • Groupware
    Programs that help people work together collectively while located remotely from each other. Groupware services can include the sharing of calendars, collective writing, e-mail handling, shared database access, electronic meetings with each person able to see and display information to others, and other activities. For Linux there is the Teamwave Workplace and Lotus Notes will be ported.
     
  • GTK
    The GIMP Tool Kit is a set of widgets for the X11 windows system originally made for GIMP; the GNU Image Manipulation Program
     
  • GUI
    Graphical User Interface - the use of pictures rather than just words to represent the input and output of a program.
     
  • gzip
    Reference documentation to gzip. Gzip reduces the size of the named files using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77). Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the extension `.gz', while keeping the same ownership modes, access and modification times.

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