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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Graphics Interchange Format
Internet Service Provider
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Vines Internet Protocol
Information Technology
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Hypertext Reference
InterNet communication Settings
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Internal Device
Modem Ready
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Personal Computer
Active Data Objects
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Power On Password
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
Network Control Center
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Desk-Top Publishing
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Disk Operating System
Automatic Programming Language
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Uniform Resource Locator
Computer Aided Design
Personal Computer System
Central Processing Unit
Personal Identification Number
Internet Protocol
2 Carrier Response
Digital Video Disk
New Technology (Microsofts networking software - version 31 was first release)
"Sun coined the phrase ""Not There"" for the new Microsoft technology"
"IBM coined the phrase ""Nice Try"" for the new Microsoft technology"
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
System Management Server
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Network Interface Card
Integrated Circuit
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Remote Access Server / Service
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Hewlett Packard
Network Information Services
Computer Telephone Integrated
Video Graphics Adapter
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
MODulate / DEModulate
TeXT (file extension)
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Inter-Processes Communications
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Point to Point Protocol
Enhanced Chip Set
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Partition Table (Part of the information starting at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows a computer to communicate with the disk Other items include the MBR- DBR- & FAT)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
External Device 
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Compact Disk
Back up Domain Controller
DataBase Management System
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Independent Computing Architecture
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
INTER NETWORK
Infrared Data Association
Operating System
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
e business
ICOn bitmap file
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Wide Area Information System
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Make Directory (DOS command)
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Industry Standard Architecture
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Auxiliary Control Process
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Basic Input Output System
Sample Rate Conversion
A type of virus
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
DataBase File (file extension)
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Multi-media Personal Computers
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Bulletin Board System
INformation File (file extension)
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Printed Circuit Board
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Most Significant Byte
Remote Data Objects
Java Script 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Digital Signal Processing
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Integrated Services Digital Network (Internet connection: faster than a modem- but slower than a dedicated T-1 or T-10 connection- Allows digital and voice data to share the same line)
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
Systems Network Architecture
File Transfer Protocol
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Inter-network Operating System
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Information Services Manager
Video Electronics Standards Association
Erasable Read Only Memory
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
International Business Machines
General Purpose
Cached Dynamic RAM
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
GNU C Compiler
Android application package
Primary Domain Controller
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Generalized Markup Language
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Command Line Interface
MicroSoft Network
Digital to Analog Converters
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Cascading Style Sheet
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Amplitude Shif Keying
Really Simple Syndication
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Metropolitan Area Network (several LANs connected together in a similar geographical region Hospitals and Colleges use these often to share resources)
MANual pages (Unix help files)
Community Antenna Television
System Applications and Products
Service Access Point
Statistical Analysis Programming language
Service Advertising Protocol (NT uses to announce available resources to Novell equip)
Secure Application Protocol
Internet Relay Chat
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Relational Data Base Management System
Picture file format
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Local Area Network
DeskTop Conferencing
Integrated Data Processing
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Multi-Protocol Routing
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Power On Self Test
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Common Internet File System
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Programmed Input / Output
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Initial Program Loading
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
End Of File
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
True Type Font file (file extension)
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Destination Address (network terminology)
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
eXtensible Markup Language
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Defense Data Network
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Wide Area Network
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
DOS Boot Record (Information at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows PC to disk communication Other items include the MBR- the Partition Table- and the FAT)
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
Object Linking and Embedding
Hard Disk Drive
Super video Graphics Adapter
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Attached Processor
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Computerized Numerical Control
Object Oriented Programming System
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Pay per click
Computer Aided Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft Certified Professional
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Single In-line Package
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Random Access Memory
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Frequently Used Programs
3D graphic source file extension
Java Server Page
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Frequency Modulation
Certified Systems Technician
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Original Equipment Manufacture
Personal Home Page
Master Boot Record (Part of the information starting at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows a computer to communicate with that disk Other items include the DOS Boot Record- the Partition Table- and the FAT)
Computer Based Training
Graphical Device Interface
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Accelerated Graphics Port
Authentication Verification
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Programmable Read Only Memory
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
video lan client
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Managed Object Format
Universal Naming Conventions
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Standard Parallel Port
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Media Access Control
Automated Engineered Design system
Electronic Switching System
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Software Publishers Association
Computer Information Officer
Million of Instructions Per Second
Borland Database Engine
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Binary Coded Decimal
Server Message Blocks
American National Standards Institute
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Search Engine Optimization
Voice Over Internet Protocol
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
High Speed
GUID partition table
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Text Message
Network Attached Storage
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Synchronous Data Link Control
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Desktop Management Interface (keeping personal PC settings stored in a central location- (eg server) Then where ever you login looks and acts like your PC (near future Technology) Networks running NT and 95 from server location are now doing this
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Input Output Processors
International Data Corporation
Password Authentication Protocol
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Application Programming Interface
Common Dialog Box
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Network Operating System
Business To Business
Audio Interface File Format
Media Control Interface
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Flux changes Per Inch
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Static RAM
Electronic Data Interchange
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Dictionary file format
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Visual Display Terminal
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Digital Research Incorporated
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Remote Procedure Calls
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Least Significant Byte
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Mail Transport Agents
Texas Instruments
Emergency Recovery Disk
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Memory Management Unit
Logical Link Control
World Wide Web Consortium
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Information Services
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Open Datalink Interface
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Network Computer
Network Card
ANImated cursors - (file extension used with Windows 95 instead of multiple cur files)  Can also be used by other animation tools or programs
Automatic Numbering Identification
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Value Added Network
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Bits Per Second
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Internet Control Message Protocol
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Run Length Encoding
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
HeLP file (file extension)
Business To Consumer
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Batch Transfer Program
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Network Interface Protocol
Adapter Unit Interface
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Kilobytes per second
Intelligent Phone
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Batch (file extension)
Executable (file extension)
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Sectors Per Track
Access Control List
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Classless Inter Domain Routing Routers that- instead of maintaining large list of IP addresses- contain list of other backbone providers and services that do have the addresses- URLs- etc)
Original Manufacture
Single Line Controller (A type of processor that does not process math function separately - and can not be upgraded) often found in older laptop computers
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Concurrent Versions System
DOcument Template file extension
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Directory Enabled Network
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
INOX Leisure Limited
MicroProcessor System
Windows Entertainment Package
Rapid Application Development
Sound File extension in AU format
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Information Retrieval Language
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Single In-line Memory Module
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
facebook markup language
Automatic Data Interchange System
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Personal Information Manager
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
User Interface
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Remote Emergency Power Off
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Central Processor Recovery
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Search Engine Management
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Upper Memory Blocks
Need For Speed
Multi - Media file extension
Direct Digital Sound
Error Correction Code
Electronic Funds Transfer
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Source Address
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Amplitude Modulation
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Tagged Information File Format
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Bit Error Rate
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Network Direct Services
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
AT Attachment interface
Virtual Private Network
Input / Output
Line Feed
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Extensible Firmware Interface
Diagnostic Function Test
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Batch Command Language
Phase Alteration Line
Common Gateway Interface
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Multiple Systems Operator
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Read Only Memory
Global Enterprise Manager
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Start Frame Delimiter
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Object Oriented Programming
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Search Engine Results Page
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Small Computer System Interface
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Universal Disk Format
Acceptable Use Policy
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Object Request Broker
UNIX to UNIX CoPy
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Leadless Chip Carrier
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Multi-Media eXchange: (New Pentium micro-processor by Intell that improves 3D rendering- although Intel and Microsoft claim the letters dont stand for anything in particular)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Point Of Contact
Appletalk File Protocol
Object Transaction Monitor
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Bulk Copy Program
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Windows Compatibility List
Unified Modeling Format
Unified Modelling Language
Fiber Channel Loop
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Macromedia flash debugging file
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Automatic Gain Control
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Microsoft Script Component 
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Image File (file extension)
Universal Cable Module
Acceptable Quality Level
Business Information Managers (software)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Appletalk Remote Access
Card On A STick
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
System Policy Editor
1 DIMention 
2 Dynamic Information Manager (shared contact information database) 
3 Desktop Information Manager (Microsofts information exchange) 
"4 ""declares variables in Visual Basic programming language"""
Sound file extension
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Small Office Home Office (computer or program with enough speed or functionality for business use May not have sound or a lot of bells and whistles)
Borland Graphic Protocol
Constant Angular Velocity
Rambus DRAM
Beginning Of File
Basic Operating System
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Single Edge Card
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Voice Over Fiber
Average Access Time
Password File
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
World Wide Web Worm
Digital Video Interactive
Machine Oriented Language
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Knowledge Transfer
Microsoft Compatibility List
Digital Video Express
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
MicroProcessor Unit
Binary File Transfer
Customer Information Control System
Data Over Fiber
Interrupt ReQuest
Application RAM Performance
Backbone Network Service
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Value Added Reseller
Personal unblocking code
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Power Up Password
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Windows Device Manager
General Purpose Computer
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Graphics file extension
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
National Computer Security Association
Advanced Business Application Programming
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Java Virtual Machine
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bit Error Rate Testing
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Enhanced Serial Port
File Access Protocol
All to All Broadcast
GNU Public License
Initialization (file extension)
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Visual Basic
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Artlantis Object file
Application Binary Interface
Private Branch Network
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Direct Cable Connection
Internet Domain Name
Terminal (file extension)
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Radio Frequency Interference
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Tape Operating System
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Interface Definition Language
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Total Cost of Ownership
Embedded Data Base
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
System Object Modle
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
document extended
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Video Capture Board
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Network Device Interface Specification
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Parallel Machine
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Single User License
Voice Over Data
DRiVe (file extension)
Network Management System
Query By Example
eXtended Memory Specification
eXtended Technology
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Low Level Format
Modular Input Output
Advanced Wave Effects
Drive Select Interface
Front End Processor
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Windows configuration file extension
Representational state transfer
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Multiple Virtual Systems
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Internet Protocol Security
Virtual Memory Manager
Built in ASseMbler
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Active X file extension
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Request For Proposal
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Resource Interchange File Format
Bitmap Distribution Format
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
CURsor (file extension)
Communicating Word Processor
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Library Information Management System
Common User Access
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Compressed file extension
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
JavaScript Object Notation
Content Distribution Network
Dial Up Networking
Video Random Access Memory
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Distributed Component Object Model
Home Computer User
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Network News Transfer Protocol
and Email file extension
JavaScript Encoding
Power Up Diagnostics
The Go Programming Language
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Line Printer porT
Virtual Device Driver
Recently Used Program List
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Java 2 Micro Edition
Common Management Information Protocol
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Virtual File Allocation Table
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Backbone Network
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Because Its Time Network
Control Access Unit
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Advanced Authoring Format
A type of processor that does NOT do numeric processing separately - but a Math coprocessor chip can be added to upgrade the unit (Better than an SLC but not as good as a DX or Pentium)
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Network Basic Input Output System
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Letter Quality
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
LInux boot LOader
Short File Name
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Enhanced DRAM (also EDORAM- EDOSRAM- EDOVRAM)
Logical Unit Number
Java Runtime Environment
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
National Software Testing Laboratories
Automatic Response Unit
Browser Helper Objects
End User License Agreement
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
IBM graphical operating system
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Project File
Relational Data Base
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Facility Control Markup Language
Audio File in AIFF format
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Common Graphics Environment
Hand held Personal Computer
Data Link Connection Identifier
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Computer + Science NETwork
Java Programming Language
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Virtual DOS Machine
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Animation source file extension
Hyper Text Template
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Relational Access Management Association
Windows Application Binary Interface
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Distributable Media Format (a Microsoft disk formatting that allows 177 Meg of info to be placed on a 35 disk that normally holds only 144 Meg
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
System Application Architecture
Visual Structured Query Language
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Click through rate
Compressed file format (extension)
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Numeric Processing Unit
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Windows RAM
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Meta Content format file extension
Network Management Module
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Windows Driver Library
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Multi-Station Access Unit
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Bus Master Interface Controller
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Zero Administration Client
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Digital Video Effects
Long File Names
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Wide Area Information Transportation System
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
COMMunication port
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Data Input / Output
DMA REQuest lines
Linux Users Group
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Macintosh processor
Ghost file extension (ghs when image is spanned across multiple media)  Ghost is a tool used to create an image of a disk or drive
Virtual eXtended Device Driver (common with the 32-bit Win 95 system) These are 32 bit protected mode drivers that allow mult-threading of applications
Extended Partition Boot Record
Private Virtual Network
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Zone Bit Recording
FONt file (extension)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Electronic magaZINE
Java Native Interface
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Compact Disc ReWritable
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
General Electric Network Information Exchange
A 3D graphic file extension
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Trusted Computer Platform Alliance - collaboration among Intel- Microsoft- and others to standardize the computer industry- and drive innovative solutions outside the mainstream corporations into an unsupported environment 
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Double data rate random access memory
Floppy Disk Operating System
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Start of TeXt
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Visual Basic Library file extension
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Most Recently Used Program
Synchronous VRAM
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Zero Administration Kit
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Data Interchange Format
Plain Old Telephone System
Remote Lan Node
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
DMa request AKnowledgement
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Xerox Network System
Zero Administration for Windows
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Function Key
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Automatic Built In Self Test
PKWare program (exe2binexe) that converts a compression (zip arc- lhz- etc) file to a binary or executable file This allows a user to decompress the file without having a copy of PK Zip
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Enhanced DOS for windows
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
File Control BlockS
Global Network Navigator
Cached Video RAM
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Remote MONitoring
SYStem INput
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Java Application Descriptor
EDitor for LINe text
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Variable Bit Rate
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
SYstems OPerator
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Flat File DataBase
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Ferro-electric RAM
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Protected Portable Document Format
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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