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

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