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shell account

[′shel ə‚kau̇nt]
(computer science)
A type of limited access to the Internet in which the user is connected to the Internet indirectly through a second computer on which the user has established an account.
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Unix shell account

A customer account with an Internet service provider (ISP) that requires the user to enter Unix commands to send and receive mail and files. Prior to today's graphical interfaces, Internet access was always a command line operation performed by researchers and computer buffs.
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Many have accused Gwynedd Council of making the problem worse after they started charging people to stop at the formerly free Shell car park on the outskirts of thw town centre.
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The offer gives the customers buying "Shell Rimula" packs a chance to win free Shell Rimula packs, Motorbike and tractors.
Prize includes pounds 100 (total) towards travel to/from challenge site, car insurance for event plus year's worth of free Shell FuelSave fuel vouchers worth pounds 3,500.
My advice to whoever triumphs in this year's jamboree is enjoy the highs but make the most of the lows, and if you can get a free shell suit and a pickled egg or two as well as a gold disc you're doing all right - or better than me anyway.
If you're aged between 16 and 32 the free Shell Livewire Business Growth Challenge weekends offer the chance to meet other young entrepreneurs and to develop business and leadership skills.
To claim your fantastic FREE Shell AquaValet car wash, just collect two Sunday People tokens.
It follows the introduction of charges in April last year to the once free Shell car park near the town's Morrisons' store.