Microsoft KB Archive/173829
Article ID: 173829
Article Last Modified on 3/1/2005
- MSPRESS Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, Third Edition ISBN 1-57231-446-X
This article was previously published under Q173829
This article contains information on known errors, corrections, and comments relating to the Microsoft Press book "Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, Third Edition."
The following topics are covered:
- Online Book: Some Entries In List Return Error Message
- Online Book: Keyword search malfunctions
- Page 138: Defragmentation Definition Contains Error
- Page 212: Missing Word
- Page 358: PC/XT Definition Inaccurate
- Page 424: SDK Definition Incorrect
- SMB: Server Message Block protocol not included
Online Book: Some Entries In List Return Error Message
If you attempt to choose any term from "emulsion laser storage" to "erasable programmable read-only memory" in the list of terms in the left pane of the online book, you will receive the following error message:
Choose "emulator" and scroll down in the right pane until you locate the definition that you are looking for. Alternatively, choose "erasable storage" and scroll up in the right pane until you locate the definition that you are looking for.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the online version of the "Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, Third Edition."
Online Book: Keyword search malfunctions
The keyword search on the electronic version of the Computer Dictionary does not function properly. If you type a keyword in the text box you may receive the following error message:
In order to access the definitions, the keyword must be selected from the list in the left hand panel rather than typed in the keyword text box. You can then click the display button and the definition will appear in the right panel.
Defragmentation Definition Contains Error
On page 138, the definition for "defragmentation" states, in part:
Windows 95 and Windows NT include defragmentation utilities (or defraggers) as part of the operating system.
However, Windows NT does not include a defragmentation utility.
Page 138: "defragmentation," sentence 4:
Change: "Windows 95 and Windows NT include..."
To: "Windows 95 includes..."
Page 138: "defragmentation," sentence 5:
Change: "For the MAC OS, Windows 3.x, and DOS systems..."
To: "For the Mac OS, Windows NT, Windows 3.x, and DOS systems..."
Page 212: Missing Word
On page 212, there is a missing word.
"As well as can be a globalization problem because it is also used an adverb phrase."
"As well as can be a globalization problem because it is also used as an adverb phrase."
PC/XT Definition Inaccurate
Page 358: The PC/XT definition incorrectly states that the XT was the original IBM Personal Computer.
PC/XT \P'C-X-T'\ n. The second generation of the original IBM PC. The IBM PC/XT computer was introduced in 1983 and was the first of the PC computers to support hard disks.
Page 424: SDK Definition Incorrect
Page 424, entry "SDK":
Change: "Acronym for software developer's kit."
To: "Acronym for software development kit."
SMB: Server Message Block protocol not included
The network protocol, Server Message Block (SMB), is missing from the online and printed version of the dictionary. Microsoft Press is committed to providing informative and accurate books. All comments and corrections listed above are ready for inclusion in future printings of this book. If you have a later printing of this book, it may already contain most or all of the above corrections.
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