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Computer Glossary - B

Banner Ad
A web banner or banner ad is a form of advertising on the World Wide Web, this form of online advertising entails embedding an advertisement into a web page.

BIOS
Basic I/O system. A set of routines that works closely with the hardware to support the transfer of information between elements of the system, such as memory, disks, and the monitor.

Boot Sector
First sector on a logical drive that includes code to boot that drive, specific logical drive information, and error messages.

Browser
Commonly known as a web browser. It is a program for navigating and accessing information on the Internet or an intranet. A browser interprets hypertext markup language (HTML) and displays information on a computer screen. Two of the most common browsers are Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Bus
A set of hardwire lines used for data transfer among the components of a computer system.