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DEFINITION: A device driver is a program that controls a particular type of device that is attached to your computer. There are device drivers for printers, displays, CD-ROM readers, diskette drives, and so on. When you buy an operating system, many device drivers are built into the product. However, if you later buy a new type of device that the operating system didn't anticipate, you'll have to install the  … 
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Mobilizing Enterprise Applications (MEAP)
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WHITE PAPER: Developers are spending too much time adapting mobile applications for specific devices, and not enough time developing apps that could deliver more business value. This paper explains how a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) can provide a sound, sustainable strategy for mobilizing enterprise applications.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

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Implementing Device Restrictions in Vista and Server 2008
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WHITE PAPER: With Vista clients and Server 2008 systems, we have a number of new Group Policy settings that allow us to exert some level of control over which devices users can install and use.
Posted: 23 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

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DEVICE DRIVERS DEFINITION (continued): …  new device driver. A device driver essentially converts the more general input/output instructions of the operating system to messages that the device type can understand.Some Windows programs are virtual device drivers. These programs interface with the Windows Virtual Machine Manager. There is a virtual device driver for each main hardware device in the system, including the hard disk drive controller, keyboard, and serial and parallel ports. They're used to maintain the status of a hardware device that has changeable settings. Virtual device drivers handle software interrupts from the … 
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