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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
2 Carrier Response
Active Data Objects
InterNet communication Settings
Personal Identification Number
Desk-Top Publishing
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
1 Personal Computer Interface 
Network Control Center
World Wide Wait - slang
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
Uniform Resource Locator
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
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Computer Aided Design
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Disk Operating System
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Automatic Programming Language
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
e business
Network Information Services
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Network Interface Card
Internet Protocol
Remote Access Server / Service
Personal Computer System
TeXT (file extension)
"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)
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Digital Video Disk
MODulate / DEModulate
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
Integrated Circuit
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Central Processing Unit
Computer Telephone Integrated
Operating System
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
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)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Inter-Processes Communications
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
2 decibel
1 DataBase
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
System Management Server
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Hewlett Packard
DataBase Management System
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Point to Point Protocol
Video Graphics Adapter
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
A type of virus
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Application Service Provider
Active Server Page
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
1 Color Graphics Adapter
Shielded Twisted Pair
Infrared Data Association
ICOn bitmap file
INformation File (file extension)
Characters Per Second
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Compact Disk
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
Sample Rate Conversion
Independent Computing Architecture
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Industry Standard Architecture
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Enhanced Chip Set
DataBase File (file extension)
Make Directory (DOS command)
Remote Data Objects
Most Significant Byte
Cylinder / Head / Sector
2 Compatible Duplex System
1 Comprehensive Display System 
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Multi-media Personal Computers
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
External Device 
Back up Domain Controller
Information Services Manager
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Java Script 
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Bulletin Board System
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
INTER NETWORK
Picture file format
Command Line Interface
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
2 Email Postal Software
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
Cached Dynamic RAM
Basic Input Output System
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Primary Domain Controller
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Erasable Read Only Memory
Wide Area Information System
Amplitude Shif Keying
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Catalog File extension
DeskTop Conferencing
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Multi-Protocol Routing
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Auxiliary Control Process
File Transfer Protocol
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Distributed Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Data Control Systems
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)
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Distributed Computing Environment
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Generalized Markup Language
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Digital Signal Processing
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Printed Circuit Board
Really Simple Syndication
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
International Business Machines
Digital to Analog Converters
Common Internet File System
World Wide Web Worm
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Object Linking and Embedding
Computer Based Training
Microsoft Membership System
Microsoft Merchant Server
GNU C Compiler
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Systems Network Architecture
Android application package
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Resource ReserVation Protocol
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
General Purpose
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
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)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
MicroSoft Network
Directory Enabled Network
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
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
System Applications and Products
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Cascading Style Sheet
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Internet Relay Chat
2 Digital to Analog Converter
1 DATa (file extension)
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Community Antenna Television
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Network Operating System
Computer Aided Learning
Programmed Input / Output
World Wide Web Consortium
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Single In-line Package
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Defense Data Network
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Integrated Data Processing
Dictionary file format
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)
Inter-network Operating System
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Power On Self Test
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Initial Program Loading
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Video Electronics Standards Association
Hard Disk Drive
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Local Area Network
Value Added Network
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Voice Messaging System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Virtual Machine System
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Attached Processor
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Emergency Recovery Disk
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Authentication Verification
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
End Of File
Pay per click
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
3D graphic source file extension
Computerized Numerical Control
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Artificial Intelligence
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Association of Computer Machinery
eXtensible Markup Language
Random Access Memory
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Wide Area Network
Binary File Transfer
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Input Output Processors
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Network Attached Storage
2 Automatic Data Processing
True Type Font file (file extension)
1 Application Development Programming 
Binary Coded Decimal
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Flux changes Per Inch
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Borland Database Engine
Active Matrix Display
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Original Equipment Manufacture
Distributed Protocol Interface
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Media Control Interface
INOX Leisure Limited
Executable (file extension)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
1 Integrated Development Environment 
Frequency Modulation
Standard Parallel Port
Server Message Blocks
Automated Engineered Design system
Java Server Page
High Speed
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Universal Cable Module
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Business To Business
Network Interface Protocol
Graphical Device Interface
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
Universal Naming Conventions
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
3 COMmon object
2 Component Object Module 
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
American National Standards Institute
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Media Access Control
Programmable Read Only Memory
Access Control Entry
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
GUID partition table
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Managed Object Format
Certified Systems Technician
Microsoft Excel file extension
Password Authentication Protocol
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Digital Research Incorporated
video lan client
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Million of Instructions Per Second
Synchronous Data Link Control
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Electronic Switching System
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
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)
The Go Programming Language
Voice Over Internet Protocol
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Frequently Used Programs
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Batch Transfer Program
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Search Engine Optimization
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
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
International Data Corporation
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Object Oriented Programming System
Application Programming Interface
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Audio Visual Interleave
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Movie file extension
Computer Information Officer
Software Publishers Association
Central Processor Recovery
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Text Message
Electronic Data Interchange
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Multiple Systems Operator
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Common Dialog Box
TApe Archive
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Memory Management Unit
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Personal Home Page
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Information Retrieval Language
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Access Control System
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Windows Entertainment Package
Mail Transport Agents
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Visual Display Terminal
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Personal unblocking code
Internet Control Message Protocol
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Open Datalink Interface
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Least Significant Byte
Search Engine Management
Automatic Data Interchange System
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Electronic Funds Transfer
Network Card
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Network Computer
Original Manufacture
Bits Per Second
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Audio Interface File Format
Meta Content format file extension
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
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Macromedia flash debugging file
Facility Control Markup Language
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Batch (file extension)
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Run Length Encoding
Remote Procedure Calls
Input / Output
Bit Error Rate
Intelligent Phone
Static RAM
Business To Consumer
Common Gateway Interface
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Error Correction Code
Concurrent Versions System
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Amplitude Modulation
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Information Services
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Personal Information Manager
Logical Link Control
Microsoft Outlook email file format
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
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)
Single In-line Memory Module
Multi - Media file extension
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Access Control List
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
2 Word Perfect Corporation
Need For Speed
1 Word Processor 
4 Write Protected
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Unified Modelling Language
Single User License
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Unified Modeling Format
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Batch Command Language
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Private Communication Technology
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Texas Instruments
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
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
MicroProcessor System
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
AT Attachment interface
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
HeLP file (file extension)
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Diagnostic Function Test
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Backbone Network Service
Line Feed
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Bulk Copy Program
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Sound File extension in AU format
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Search Engine Results Page
Parallel Machine
Kilobytes per second
Terminal (file extension)
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Report Program Generator 
Read Only Memory
Automatic Gain Control
Adapter Unit Interface
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Rapid Application Development
Basic Operating System
Direct Digital Sound
2 windows clipboard file extension
1 CLiP art 
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
User Interface
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
DOcument Template file extension
Global Enterprise Manager
Sectors Per Track
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
facebook markup language
Tagged Information File Format
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Windows Compatibility List
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
eXtended Technology
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Compact Disk File System
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Phase Alteration Line
Microsoft Compatibility List
Object Transaction Monitor
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
2 Virtual Machine
1 Virtual Memory 
Source Address
Network Direct Services
2 Peer Web Server
1 Personal Web Server 
Virtual Private Network
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
CURsor (file extension)
UNIX to UNIX CoPy
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Direct Cable Connection
Object Oriented Programming
Acceptable Quality Level
Appletalk File Protocol
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Remote Emergency Power Off
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Appletalk Remote Access
Original Service Release
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
File Access Protocol
System Policy Editor
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Microsoft Script Component 
Upper Memory Blocks
Sound file extension
Extensible Firmware Interface
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
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)
Relational Data Base
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Single Edge Card
Leadless Chip Carrier
Digital Video Interactive
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
2 Voice Recognition
1 Virtual Reality 
Acceptable Use Policy
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Small Computer System Interface
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
"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 
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Object Request Broker
Built in ASseMbler
General Purpose Computer
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Card On A STick
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Borland Graphic Protocol
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Machine Oriented Language
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Start Frame Delimiter
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Advanced Business Application Programming
Fiber Channel Loop
Initialization (file extension)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Beginning Of File
Customer Information Control System
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Enhanced Serial Port
2 Print Code Language
1 Printer Control Language 
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Universal Disk Format
Business Information Managers (software)
Bit Error Rate Testing
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Average Access Time
Artlantis Object file
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Point Of Contact
Interrupt ReQuest
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Voice Over Data
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Application RAM Performance
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
GNU Public License
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Drive Select Interface
Rambus DRAM
Password File
MicroProcessor Unit
Image File (file extension)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Graphics file extension
National Computer Security Association
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Power Up Password
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Data Over Fiber
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Application Binary Interface
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
eXtended Memory Specification
Bitmap Distribution Format
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
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)
Value Added Reseller
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Voice Over Fiber
Constant Angular Velocity
Knowledge Transfer
Line Printer porT
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
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Network Device Interface Specification
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Internet Domain Name
Java Virtual Machine
Fiber Channel Standard
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Digital Video Express
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Fast File System
Java Runtime Environment
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Interface Definition Language
Radio Frequency Interference
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Active X file extension
All to All Broadcast
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Content Distribution Network
System Object Modle
Library Information Management System
Recently Used Program List
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Low Level Format
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Distributed Component Object Model
Windows Device Manager
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Modular Input Output
Private Branch Network
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Representational state transfer
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Virtual Memory Manager
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
DRiVe (file extension)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Front End Processor
Multiple Virtual Systems
Advanced Authoring Format
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Visual Basic
Compressed file extension
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Internet Protocol Security
Power Up Diagnostics
Common Graphics Environment
National Software Testing Laboratories
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Tape Operating System
Request For Proposal
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Video Random Access Memory
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Advanced Wave Effects
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Resource Interchange File Format
Total Cost of Ownership
Embedded Data Base
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Video Capture Board
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Digital Video Effects
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Browser Helper Objects
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Home Computer User
Macromedia Flash source file extension
and Email file extension
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Query By Example
Automatic Response Unit
Network Management System
Windows configuration file extension
JavaScript Object Notation
Network News Transfer Protocol
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Because Its Time Network
Dial Up Networking
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
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
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Bus Master Interface Controller
Control Access Unit
Backbone Network
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)
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Network Basic Input Output System
LInux boot LOader
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Common Management Information Protocol
Communicating Word Processor
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Windows Driver Library
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
JavaScript Encoding
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Audio File in AIFF format
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Universal Receiver Transmitter
High Memory Area (Architecture)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
IBM graphical operating system
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Virtual Device Driver
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Hyper Text Template
Letter Quality
Multi-Station Access Unit
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
DMA REQuest lines
Windows Application Binary Interface
Hand held Personal Computer
Animation source file extension
Data Link Connection Identifier
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Computer + Science NETwork
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Numeric Processing Unit
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Common User Access
Click through rate
System Application Architecture
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Project File
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Logical Unit Number
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Java 2 Micro Edition
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Windows RAM
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Virtual File Allocation Table
Virtual DOS Machine
Short File Name
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
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Enhanced DRAM (also EDORAM- EDOSRAM- EDOVRAM)
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Network Management Module
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
End User License Agreement
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Relational Access Management Association
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Data Interchange Format
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Macintosh processor
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Compressed file format (extension)
Floppy Disk Operating System
Java Programming Language
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Linux Users Group
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Extended Partition Boot Record
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Double data rate random access memory
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Visual Structured Query Language
Compact Disc ReWritable
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Java Native Interface
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Simple Network Management Protocol
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Data Input / Output
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 
Remote Lan Node
Zone Bit Recording
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Long File Names
Zero Administration Client
Enhanced DOS for windows
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
FONt file (extension)
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 Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Electronic magaZINE
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
COMMunication port
Start of TeXt
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Global Network Navigator
DMa request AKnowledgement
Zero Administration Kit
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Plain Old Telephone System
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Java Application Descriptor
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
A 3D graphic file extension
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Xerox Network System
Automatic Built In Self Test
File Control BlockS
Most Recently Used Program
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Synchronous VRAM
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
PKWare program (exe2binexe) that converts a compression (zip arc- lhz- etc) file to a binary or executable file This allows a user to decompress the file without having a copy of PK Zip
Function Key
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Visual Basic Library file extension
Data Over Internet Protocol
Zero Administration for Windows
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Variable Bit Rate
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Cached Video RAM
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Remote MONitoring
Ferro-electric RAM
EDitor for LINe text
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
SYStem INput
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Protected Portable Document Format
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Flat File DataBase
SYstems OPerator
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
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)
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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