Are you the owner of a computer? Congratulations, that means that you are in possession of one of the most powerful and versatile tools ever created! The only question is – do you know how to use it properly?
That’s why we’re here! We want to teach you all about V-computer terms. Let’s get started.
Computer Terms that Start with the Letter V
Vim – What is vim? Well, you’re in the right place to find out! Vim stands for “vi improved.” It’s an upgraded version of the original vi (visual editor) command line text editor. Personally, I don’t recommend using it unless you know what you’re doing or are trying to feel like a wizard.
Virus – Do viruses exist on computers? Yes. Unfortunately. The best way to protect yourself is by practicing safe surfing habits with reputable antivirus software. In the event that you do accidentally download a virus, try vim to remove it – just kidding! On second thought, don’t use vim unless you know what you’re doing. Instead, download an antivirus program and let technology take care of it for you.
Virtual Private Network – Nowadays everyone is using VPNs to protect themselves online. They encrypt all of your data as it travels through the Internet, which means nobody can read your messages or steal your passwords. The only catch? You need a subscription from a reputable company (I recommend TunnelBear) and even then they could potentially share their information with third parties like advertisers – however, this isn’t always the case so make sure to do your research before subscribing!
Vimium – For all you keyboard warriors out there, Vimium is an extension for Chrome that gives you the power to navigate the web without using your mouse. It’s simple but extremely effective, plus it’s free!
Vibrate Mode – This one probably doesn’t warrant an explanation if you’re familiar with smartphones, but just in case let me explain what it is. Vibrate mode quickly sends your device into a sequence of vibrations, typically to signal that you’ve just received a text message or phone call that you need to check.
Virtual Keyboard – Why use an actual keyboard when you can turn your computer monitor into one with the click of a button? All you have to do is download some software like Microsoft Virtual Keyboard (it’s free!) and voila! Suddenly you’re typing away at virtual keys. How cool is that?
Video Conferencing – Finally, a way to hold meetings with people who can’t make it to your office in person. All you need is a headset with a microphone and Skype. Once you’ve got those two things, all you have to do is invite your colleagues on the program and hit “start video conferencing.” Make sure not to neglect traditional phone conference calls though – face-to-face communication always trumps technology!