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