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

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