A computerized meeting and announcement system that allows people to carry on discussions, upload and download files, and make announcements without the people being connected to the computer at the same time. There are many (millions?) of BBSs around the world. Most are very small, running on a single IBM clone PC with 1 or 2 phone lines. Some are very large, and the line between a BBS and a system like CompuServe gets crossed at some point, but it is not clearly drawn. See electronic bulletin board.
(abbreviation: BBS) An open computer system that members can dial into in order to send email, join discussion groups, and download files. Since the 1970s, BBS's have provided an early means for home users to get online. Originally, BBS's were freestanding local systems, but now many provide access to Internet email, telnet, FTP, and other Internet services.
A computer system that enables computer users to access the system, send and receive e-mail messages, and get computer files.
A computerized meeting and announcement system that allows people to carry on discussions, upload and download files, and make announcements. There are millions of BBSs. Most are very small, running on a single PC with 1 or 2 phone lines. Some are enormous and reside on popular Internet sites.
An electronic version of a bulletin board, a place to leave and collect messages and information files. Usually operated by volunteer computer enthusiasts, BBS systems usually offer files for downloading, local e-mail, discussion forums,and often provide access to the Internet and Usenet.
A computer based sytem that allows people to discuss topics, up and download files and send and receive e-mails. Bulletin boards can either run independently on a single computer where people dial in, or can connect to other bulletin boards to form a network, such as the FidoNet. See also dial in, e-mails, network.
Telecommunications services which you can access to read and post messages, as well as download and upload software.
This is an electronic message system, usually ran on a microcomputer.
An on line message service which allows users to read and post messages. The Usenet is a BBS on the Internet and is the largest BBS in the world.Byte. The number of bits used to represent a character. For personal computers a byte is usually eight bits
A computer which allows the people who subscribe to it to: Copy file s to it from their own PC's; Copy files from it to their own PC's; Send messages to other users of the Bulletin board; Play multi-player games. BBS's are still around in abundance but have generally been superseded by the Internet
Online community run on a host computer. Users can post messages on public discussion boards, send and receive email, chat with other users, and upload and download files. BBSs are text-based and often related to the specific interests of their developers.
(BBS) A computer system that allows you to read and reply to messages in open forum.
a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
a computer dedicated, in whole or in part, to serving as an electronic meeting place
a computer information system that is usually accessed by dialing the BBS with a modem
a means of communication by which users leave messages for anyone else to read
(BBS) - A computer hooked up to a modem so that other people can call and access information, files or games.
A forum for discussion in which users read messages left by other members of the bulletin board and provide, or post, their own messages. Bulletin boards cover many different subjects, from cats to politics to relationships. The Internet has a large-scale bulletin board-type system called USENET News, which consists of newsgroups containing messages from users all over the Internet and covering a wide range of subject areas. Chat Conversing with groups over the Internet. Chat is similar to a telephone conference call, only you type your comments, and read others remarks from your computer screen. You can interactively chat with other users via a relay or chat server. Numerous Internet Relay Chat (IRC) applications can be found on the Internet and downloaded to your PC using FTP.
An electronic bulletin board on which people can carry on discussions, upload and download files, and make announcements without all being connected to the computer at the same time. Many BBSs are on a membership basis.
A computer with a modem that answers incoming telephone calls. Nearly all bulletin board systems allow the caller to read and leave messages; many allow the caller to send or receive files as well.
(BBS) - A dedicated computer system that acts as a host for other computers to call into. This system allows people to carry on discussions, transfer files, and make announcements without the users being connected to the computer at the same time. Most BBS's are small, running on a single computer with 1 or 2 phone lines.
A computerized meeting and announcement system that allows people to carry on discussions, upload and download files and post announcements to a central location for others to view whenever they log on to the system. Security can be set up around the bulletin board to authorize only select individuals to post and view messages.
A computer (with associated software), that typically provides electronic messaging services, archives of files, and any other services or activities of interest to the bulletin board system's operator. Although BBSs were traditionally the domain of hobbyists and accessible only by using a modem, an increasing number of BBSs are connected directly to the Internet, and many are currently operated by government, educational, and research institutions. See also e-mail, Internet, MUD, Usenet.
A system that lets people read each other's messages and post new ones.
A software program online which provides electronic messaging services.
An on-line computer system that provides for the posting of electronic messages, file library access, application forms, membership forms, opinion polls, etc. Typically a PC, modem(s) and communication bulletin board software attached to the end of one or more phone lines. Callers reach the BBS, read messages, and download public domain software. The person who operates the BBS is called a SYSOP(sis_op).
(BBS) A computer system that your computer can dial into through your modem. You can read and leave messages, and you can download files.
Network system which offers file sharing, messaging and other services to its users.
(BBS) A computer system that allows you to read and leave messages for unknown visitors to read and reply in open forum.
BBS) A computer which typically provides email services, file archives, and announcements of interest to the bulletin board system's operator (known as a sysop). BBS's started out as hobbies for computer enthusiasts, and were mostly accessible by modem. Recently, however, more and more BBS's are being connected to the Internet.
A computer system that provides you with files for downloading and areas for electronic discussions.
A service dedicated to a specific topic where users post messages that are read by others. It is a computer or computers that offer dial-in communication which offers users the ability to send e-mail, use news-groups, and sometimes access the Internet.
A computer, and associated hardware, which typically provides electronic messaging services, archives of files and any other services or activities of interest to the bulletin board system's operator. Many BBS's are currently operated by government, educational and research institutions. Although BBS's have traditionally been the domain of hobbyists, an increasing number of BBS's are connected to the Internet. The majority, however, are still reachable only via a direct modem-to-modem connection over a phone line.
The primary online community before the advent of the Internet or the Web. Members of a bulletin board system can dial in to a bulletin board in order to download files, join discussions, or send email.
a computer equipped with a modem and a program that lets people call the computer over a standard telephone line
A service dedicated to a specific topic where users post messages that are read by others. A computer or computers with dial-in modems that allow users to send e-mail, use news-groups, and possibly access the Net.
A computer which provides file archives, email, and announcements of interest. Users usually dial in with a terminal program to access these.
a small computer system that allows members to exchange messages, maintain discussion groups and download software.
Bulletin boards are computers that you can connect to (usually) over a phone line using a modem and your computer. This way, you can exchange computer data, files and programs over the phone lines. See also FTP
An online area which members can access at any time to post and/or read messages.
A computer, and associated software, which typically provides electronic messaging services, archives of files, and any other services or activities of interest to the bulletin board system's operator. Although BBS's have traditionally been the domain of hobbyists, an increasing number of BBS's are connected directly to the Internet, and many BBS's are currently operated by government, educational, and research institutions. See also: Electronic Mail, Internet, Usenet. [Source: NWNET
A bulletin board system used to describe message boards that people would dial into directly before the Internet was easily accessible. Instead of dialing into a network where everything is connected, you had your choice of a group of BBSs to dial into and each one tried to offer the most members, files, and graphics to it's members. Typically you paid for access on a monthly basis. More recently, the term describes Internet based message boards or forums. Burn (v. to burn) - This term is widely used slang that describes the creation of a CD-R disc. During the creation of a CD-R, a laser is used to burn tiny holes inside the disk media.
A computer system allowing users to log in and read and/or leave messages for other users of the system, much like leaving paper notes on a bulletin board. The system programming language that most GNU software is written in. The awk programming language has C-like syntax, and this book points out similarities between awk and C when appropriate.
the cyberspace equivalent to the office bulletin board, a BBS is software that allows users to post and read messages left by other users. Bulletin Board Systems were very popular in the 1980's when computer enthusiasts set up their own systems on personal computers.
Not to be confused with the British Broadcasting System, a BBS is a program that enables a computer to automatically answer the phone when other computers call. A BBS allows the calling computer to copy files to it ( upload files) and copy files from it ( download files). Although you can purchase a BBS program to set up your own BBS, most users work with BBSes set up by computer companies and professional associations.
Electronic message system for reading and posting messages.
Also known as BBS. The computer equivalent of a public note board, messages can be posted to a BBS for viewing by other users and other computers. A BBS is often called a threaded discussion.
A computer system to which other computers can connect so their users can read and leave messages, or retrieve and leave files.
Electronic bulletin boards are computers running with software which allows callers to leave messages and access information much like an actual bulletin board. Most bbs's are accessed via modem although some, like the CCS bbs, can also be accessed through a network. Services that a bbs can offer are electronic mail, conferences on topics of interest, and collections of documents (text files, pictures, and sounds). BBS's are often good sources for software, especially shareware and freeware utilities.
An electronic file depository that allows for file uploading and downloading. The Ginnie Mae BBS is currently used for both the Ginnie Mae Data Exchange (IIS/BBS) and EDI file transfers.
A system that was popular before the ascendance of the Internet, it is a centralized computer into which users typically dialed in for exchange of files and messages.
A message system on the Internet. A user can both leave messages on a bulletin board as well as reply to messages left by others. A BBS is similar to newsgroups, except they are located on websites and users can access them directly without having to use their e-mail to send a message.
A computer system that provides its users files for downloading and areas for electronic discussions.
A way of exchanging information from software libraries, data archives or by e-mail over modems and standard phone lines. User groups, vendors and other businesses or organizations may sponsor bulletin board systems.
A host system, into which callers may dial with their modems to read and send electronic mail, upload and download files, and chat online with other callers.
An electronic message system that you dial up directly on your computer to read and post messages or pull off files.
A Bulletin Board System or BBS is a computer system running software that allows users to dial into the system over a phone line and, using a terminal program, perform functions such as downloading software and data, uploading data, reading news, and exchanging messages with other users.