French computer vocabulary
The following list of French vocabulary concerns computers and Internet, this will be useful to many English speaking people who are already in France, reading through a French web pages, or perhaps if you are communicating with a French person via the Internet.
Many high-tech words have the same spelling in French and English, however the pronunciation will often change because of the tonic accent on the vowels, take for example the English word "WIFI", in French it is pronounced "wee-fee". Another example is Linux, in French it is pronounced "lee-nux".
Other abbreviations such as ROM, ADSL, Internet just sound the same, so you should not have too much difficulty.
Just for information, if you are in France and need to use a computer do not forget that the keyboard has a different layout to the standard keyboard, in France you will use an AZERTY keyboard instead of the normal QWERTY. Not only will many of the letters change place, but the row for numbers is different, you will have to use the shift key to access the numbers from 1 to 9, without the shift you will have access to many of the French accents.
A fun article about writing in French SMS style.
Slow speed Internet
The French translation for Email is officially "Le courriel", this is in the attempt to preserve the French language by the purists, there are also other examples such as Cédérom for CDROM...