Tech Quiz of the Day

Aug 4 2008   2:38PM GMT

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about gzip?

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The WhatIs.com Word of the Day for today is gzip.

Tech Trivia
Does audio content typically use a lossless or a lossy compression method?
Answer (Scroll to the middle of the second paragraph.)

Secret Word of the Day
From a Latin word meaning ‘to link together’ we get this term that means placing separate things next to each other so they can be treated as a single entity. What’s the secret word?
Answer

Acronym Challenge
The tar format derives from a time when files were commonly backed up on and occasionally retrieved from magnetic tape. What does tar stand for?
Answer

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