A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

× 49900
A family of Unix-like operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.
× 46954
For questions specific to Windows 7. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
× 44728
For questions not specific to a single version of Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, use a more specific tag such as [windows-7] or [windows-10].
× 27890
For questions on connecting devices together so that they can communicate with each other, as well as questions on networking equipment such as routers and switches.
× 26171
For questions specific to Windows 10. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
× 20209
Apple's Unix-based operating system. Use for questions about the operating system or to provide OS context. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac]. Questions about using macOS on non-Apple hardware ("H…
× 19967
A spreadsheet application by Microsoft. Use this tag along with [vba] if your question involves programming Excel in VBA, and with [worksheet-function] if it involves an Excel formula or worksheet fun…
× 19187
Free, open-source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu questions are on topic here, but if you prefer an Ubuntu-only audience there is Ask Ubuntu (http://askubuntu.com/).
× 12922
a non-volatile, random access device for storing digital data.
× 12766
should be used when asking home WiFi networking questions or connecting your personal computer to a public network. Questions about enterprise or corporate wireless networ…
× 10825
An interface for interacting with a computer using typed commands in a text-oriented environment, as opposed to a graphical user interface (GUI).
× 10643
For questions specific to Windows 8. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
× 10234
The process and events beginning with power being supplied to the processor and ending with the operating system fully loaded and ready for use. Questions about specific parts of the boot process shou…
× 9893
Google's web browser available on both mobile and desktop platforms.
× 9687
a free shell for Unix-like operating systems from the GNU Project.
× 9167
For questions specific to Windows XP. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
× 8803
a device that forwards data packets across multiple networks. Questions tagged with router can cover router hardware, software, and network configuration.
× 8554
Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [macos] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead.
× 8531
Secure Shell; a network protocol that allows data transfer over a secure channel between two networked devices.
× 7724
An open-source web browser developed by Mozilla. If relevant to the question, also include the tag of your operating system.
× 7158
Universal Serial Bus; an interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices for communication and charging.
× 7103
portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.
× 6462
a free, open source virtualization program from Oracle for the x86/x86_64 architectures.
× 6090
When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're working with partitions.
× 6074
Always use the version specific tag for your version of Microsoft Word unless asking a general non-version specific question.
× 6056
Questions about using in-cell functions/formulas in spreadsheet software.
× 5886
For questions about the recording and playback of speech and music on your computer, as well as for problems about the sound component of videos.
× 5778
RAM (random access memory), either RAM hardware or software and operating system use of RAM.
× 5417
the middleware that allow computer programs to use resources of a specific hardware device.
× 5408
For questions specific to Windows 8.1. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
× 5042
a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.
× 5041
Email clients and mail transfer agents. Questions about webmail are off-topic.
× 4883
Questions about video editing, streaming, conversion, capturing or video output. Use a more specific tag if possible.
× 4803
Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, the…
× 4633
The protection of computer systems and information from threats such as theft or data destruction.
× 4608
an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.