To start your computer. The term booting comes from the phrase "pulling oneself up by one's own bootstraps," which refers to the fact that your computer can load everything it needs to operate properly without any help from you.
Bits per second. The rate at which a modem or other communications device sends data through a phone line or cable.
A program that you use to view sites on the World Wide Web. The browser that comes with Windows XP is called Internet Explorer.
A single character of information.