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