global index

<filename extension>

(gid) The filename extension of a Windows 95 "global index" file. .gid files are created by the help browser internal to Windows 95 (also available for other Windows versions) for WinHelp files (hlp), as well as for storing user preferences, such as window position.

Last updated: 1997-01-30



Global Network Navigator

(GNN) A collection of free services provided by O'Reilly & Associates.

The Whole Internet Catalog describes the most useful Net resources and services with live links to those resources. The GNN Business Pages list companies on the Internet. The Internet Help Desk provides help in starting Internetq exploration. NetNews is a weekly publication that reports on the news of the Internet, with weekly articles on Internet trends and special events, sports, weather, and comics. There are also pages aobut travel and personal finance.

Home page.

E-mail: <[email protected]>.

Telephone: (800) 998 9938 (USA), +1 (707) 829 0515 (outside USA).

Last updated: 1995-01-10

Global Positioning System


(GPS) A system for determining postion on the Earth's surface by comparing radio signals from several satellites. When completed the system will consist of 24 satellites equipped with radio transmitters and atomic clocks.

Depending on your geographic location, the GPS receiver samples data from up to six satellites, it then calculates the time taken for each satellite signal to reach the GPS receiver, and from the difference in time of reception, determines your location.

["Global Positioning by Satellite"? Precison? Coverage? Web page?]

Last updated: 1998-02-10

Global System for Mobile Communications


(GSM) One of the major standards for digital mobile communications. In 1982, the Groupe Speciale Mobile was formed by the Confederation of European Posts and Telecommunications (CEPT) to design a pan-European mobile technology. GSM was named after the "Groupe de travail Spéciale pour les services Mobiles" group of CEPT that wrote the first GSM specifications.

By 2011, GSM was in use in over 60 countries and serving over six billion subscribers. The GSM standard uses the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands.

GPRS allows packet switched data communications over GSM, and is widely used for web and electronic mail access from mobile devices.

GSM History.

Last updated: 2017-01-03

Nearby terms:

glitchglobglobal indexglobalisationGlobal Network Navigator

Try this search on Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Google, OneLook.