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  2. Gearbox Software - Wikipedia

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    Gearbox Software was founded on February 16, 1999, by Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Stephen Bahl, Landon Montgomery and Rob Heironimus, five developers formerly of Rebel Boat Rocker. Before Rebel Boat Rocker, Pitchford and Martel previously worked together at 3D Realms, and Montgomery previously worked at Bethesda Softworks. By 2000, the ...

  3. Download - Wikipedia

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    In computer networks, download means to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar system. This contrasts with uploading, where data is sent to a remote server. A download is a file offered for downloading or that has been downloaded, or the process of receiving ...

  4. Antivirus software - Wikipedia

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    Antivirus software (abbreviated to AV software), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malware. Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses , hence the name.

  5. CCleaner - Wikipedia

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    In January 2014 it had been the most popular software on FileHippo for more than a year, and had a 5-star editor's rating on download.zone and Softpedia. CCleaner has been reviewed by Chip.de , [21] TechRadar , [22] PC Magazine [23] and TechRepublic .

  6. Software framework - Wikipedia

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    "Software elegance" implies clarity, conciseness, and little waste (extra or extraneous functionality, much of which is user-defined). For those frameworks that generate code, for example, "elegance" would imply the creation of code that is clean and comprehensible to a reasonably knowledgeable programmer (and which is therefore readily ...

  7. Raven Software - Wikipedia

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    Raven Software was founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel. Originally a three-person company, they were discovered by John Romero , co-founder of id Software , who collaborated with Raven to make games using their game engine beginning with ShadowCaster . [3]

  8. Virtual machine - Wikipedia

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    Their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software, or a combination. Virtual machines differ and are organized by their function, shown here: System virtual machines (also termed full virtualization VMs) provide a substitute for a real machine. They provide functionality needed to execute entire operating systems.

  9. Computer - Wikipedia

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    Software refers to parts of the computer which do not have a material form, such as programs, data, protocols, etc. Software is that part of a computer system that consists of encoded information or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built.