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