Since we live in a small town, sometimes it is hard to find the things you need at a reasonable price. Considering that 10lbs of potatoes costs ten dollars, there are just some things that are better bought in the city.
A good example is anything that is technology related like computers, iphone accessories, and printer ink. If you are lucky enough to find the item that you want to buy, chances are it will almost be twice the price of the city, which isnâ€™t a good deal at all.
So, I am heading out today to go buy some stuff for the business and maybe something for my iPhone. It will be nice to get out of the house for a change.
One of my biggest complaints since we have had children is the lack of time my wife and I have had to spend together. It seems that it has been years since we have taken a vacation together without the kids, but that is going to change shortly.
In fact, we found some great deals on Vegas vacations and have booked one just for the two of us. Though it is still going to be a few months before we get to go, I just canâ€™t wait to spend some time with my wife alone â€“ it will be like the days when we first started dating.
A lot of people don't understand the computer term 'driver', which is understandable because it's usually not explained well. Understanding the computer term 'driver' can be easy when it's explained the right way. Maybe as a result youâ€™ve done online searches for things like: â€œdefine driversâ€, or something similar and wished for answers that made sense.
Of course, that's not a criticism -- if you've always been baffled by this term, it's only because it was never explained to you the right way before.
Keep reading and you'll be surprised how much sense it makes.
I have a simple way to explain it that will just make sense for you. This article can act as an entry in your own internal computer dictionary, if you will.
First off, just to make sure we all we're all on the same page, let me quickly describe the difference between "hardware" and "software".
It's actually pretty simple : "hardware" refers to all of the tangible pieces of equipment, such as your mouse, your display, the hard drive, etc.
"Software" refers to all of the pieces of the computer that you can't really observe or handle directly. Software would include things like a word processor, an email program like Outlook, Windows or the Mac OS, and all of your own files like specific emails, photos, songs, and so on.
One way to think about it is like this: hardware is like your brain, a physical part of your body, while software is like your mind or your thoughts -- the non-physical part of yourself.
Software runs on hardware, just like your thoughts "run on" your brain.
With me so far? Now let's talk more specifically about drivers.
Here's the easy way to grasp what a driver is. Pretend every piece of hardware, including your printer, your mouse, and so on, speaks a different language.
So one speaks French, another one speaks Italian, a different one Japanese, etc.
So when you plug in a new printer and power it on, your computer says hi and the printer answers in a foreign tongue the computer doesn't understand.
So it needs an interpreter.
And when I say interpreter, I mean just like in the real world, just like when a foreign diplomat arrives in the country but doesn't speak the local language. They need an interpreter to help them communicate with the locals.
That, basically put, is what a driver is -- an interpreter that helps your computer talk to a particular piece of equipment. And (generally speaking) you need a different interpreter for all of the equipment that you attach the computer.
Now sometimes, the driver may be "preinstalled" on your computer (in other words, the computer already has the interpreter ready and waiting in case it's needed) and other times, it needs to either be installed from a CD, or gotten from the Internet, and then put into the computer.
But either way, the computer needs that driver before it can talk to the printer or whatever other thing you may have connected to your computer.
Hope that makes sense.