Definition - What does Toaster mean?
Toaster is a term originally used to describe outdated or slow hardware that is now more commonly used to describe a product made up of hardware and/or software components in an easily used package. The term may also refer to a self-contained software package made up of several software components not originally packed together.
Techopedia explains Toaster
Toaster may be used to describe the qualities of a product. Here are the most common examples:
- Video Toaster: This refers a single package containing all the hardware and software components of a desktop video editing system for creating broadcast-quality video.
- Intranet Toaster: This refers to a complete all-in-one server for small businesses, which is easily connected to a local area network (LAN) and may be configured with any of several Internet browsers. Consistent with the “toaster” moniker, the server is less powerful than a complete Unix or Windows NT server, but can be easily and conveniently installed.
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