- VoIP (phone voice and text service over the internet)
A set of applications which run on a computer's operating system. They allow a person to actually make use of a computer. These applications are the link between the user's desires and fulfillment of those desires, e.g. projects.
This topic is the never-ending quest for a comfortable operating system and suite of software.
I grew sick and tired of how loud computers had been getting, ever since CDROMs and CPU fans, faster HDDs and fan-requiring Graphics Acceleration.
See also Portable computing
This is currently particular to IBM PC-compatible computers. e.g. what everyday people have been incorrectly calling a "Windows PC".
Phones are a major platform.