What is Console?


Definition – What does Console mean?

In computing technology, Console is a combination of monitor and an input device such as keyboard and mouse pair that allow users to input command and receive visual output from the computer or computer system. Another term for the console is terminal where a user may input commands and view output such as the result of inputted commands or status messages from the computer. The console is often connected to the remote computer or computer system, which is controlled from the console.

Glossary Web explains Console

In the early days, there were typically only a few consoles available for a computer system such as a mainframe that mean the term console actually referred to the terminal from which the computer cloud be controlled. The console has since lost its original meaning, and users now refer to the computer interface and input devices of computers as distinct objects, namely the monitor and input devices.

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