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