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