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

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