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