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Synonyms for device driver

(computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

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For example, a hardware driver may contain information of the last piece of a file that was read.
Hardware drivers are independent of operating system and stored with system files.
The software automates the otherwise difficult and time-consuming task of updating device and hardware drivers on a Windows computer making it a job any novice user can handle on their own.
In theory, a solution creator can assemble virtually any type of instrument from a system that provides building-block modules and their associated hardware drivers.
National Instruments partner company Auric Solutions has developed a LabView compatible toolkit called EasyGio that offers a collection of intuitive and easy-to-use functions, controls, dialogue windows, templates, hardware drivers, application enhancements, and code development tools.
With just one-click individuals can personalize their content and services, with no need for installing host applications or hardware drivers as part of the installation process.
lt;/p><p>MiFi also allows users to easily personalise their content and services, with no need for installing host applications or hardware drivers as part of the installation process.
Also with SP1, Novell announces enhancements to the Partner Linux Driver Program, a program that allows SUSE Linux Enterprise customers to receive the latest supported hardware drivers and kernel modules from the NovellA[R] partner ecosystem in a timely manner.
Customers complained about a number of issues, from clunky performance to missing hardware drivers.
Delivery also includes an RTL test bench with test data, ANSI C source code for hardware drivers with software test bench and test data, and hardware & software integration guides and API manuals.
This version of Windows XP did not see widespread adoption due to a lack of available software and hardware drivers.
The registry degrades each time hardware drivers are corrupted, when software is incorrectly removed from the system, when invalid program shortcuts are left on your hard drive, or when dozens of other problems occur in daily computing.
That code includes the kernel, network stacks, the user interface and hardware drivers.
If you just copy the contents of your old computer over to the new one, nothing will work because the new hardware drivers won't match the old registry file.
Many manufacturers quickly cease fixing bugs in hardware drivers and the like after only a few years.