Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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Printer driver

the software program that tells a printer what to do. Modern operating systems include printer drivers that the user must select when installing a printer. However, printers come equipped with their own drivers that also must be installed when setting up the device. Installing a driver is simple, as the user simply needs to insert the program disk and follow a few simple prompts displayed on the screen at the time of installation. The printer is then configured to work with that particular computer. It is best to use the driver that comes with a printer when it is available.