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Hot swapping and Hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system. More specifically, hot swapping describes replacing components without significant interruption to the system, while hot plugging describes the addition of components that would expand the system without significant interruption to the operation of the system. [ 1 ] Once the appropriate software is installed on the computer, a user can plug and unplug the component without rebooting . A well-known example of this functionality is the Universal Serial Bus (USB) that allows users to add or remove peripheral components such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. [ edit ] Reasons for hot-swapping Hot swapping is used whenever it is desirable to change the configuration or repair a working system without interrupting its operation.
Introduction Omaha, otherwise known as Google Update, is a program to install requested software and keep it up to date.
Objective The Omaha project provides a shared autoupdate and install system for Windows client products at Google that works on multiple Windows platforms, including Windows Vista. Goals include the following:
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Dynamic-link library (also written unhyphenated), or DLL , is Microsoft 's implementation of the shared library concept in the Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems .
In computing , DLL Hell is a term for the complications that arise when working with dynamic link libraries (DLLs) used with Microsoft Windows operating systems , [ 1 ] particularly legacy 16-bit editions which all run in a single memory space. While the phrase is Windows-specific and a derivation of the general cross-platform phrase " dependency hell ", the rhyme "DLL hell" makes its use popular for discussing a general Windows-related dependency hell case.
In computing , an executable file causes a computer "to perform indicated tasks according to encoded instructions ," [ 1 ] as opposed to a data file that must be parsed by a program to be meaningful. These instructions are traditionally machine code instructions for a physical CPU .