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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
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Hypertext Reference
Information Technology
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Internal Device
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Internet Service Provider
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
Personal Computer
Active Data Objects
Uniform Resource Locator
Power On Self Test
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
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)
InterNet communication Settings
Vines Internet Protocol
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Personal Computer System
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Automatic Programming Language
System Management Server
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Network Control Center
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
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"
Infrared Data Association
Network Information Services
Computer Aided Design
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Digital Video Disk
Wide Area Information System
Hewlett Packard
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
2 Carrier Response
Central Processing Unit
Desk-Top Publishing
Remote Access Server / Service
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Personal Identification Number
Network Interface Card
Internet Protocol
Enhanced Chip Set
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Integrated Circuit
Shielded Twisted Pair
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
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Graphics Interchange Format
Bulletin Board System
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Systems Network Architecture
MODulate / DEModulate
Modem Ready
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Disk Operating System
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
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)
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Point to Point Protocol
Memory Management Unit
Printed Circuit Board
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Java Script 
Multi-Protocol Routing
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
External Device 
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Digital to Analog Converters
Most Significant Byte
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Inter-network Operating System
Make Directory (DOS command)
Information Services Manager
Back up Domain Controller
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
International Business Machines
Industry Standard Architecture
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
INformation File (file extension)
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
True Type Font file (file extension)
Digital Signal Processing
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Independent Computing Architecture
Sample Rate Conversion
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
DataBase File (file extension)
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Inter-Processes Communications
End Of File
Basic Input Output System
General Purpose
TeXT (file extension)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
MicroSoft Network
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Programmed Input / Output
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Community Antenna Television
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Frequency Modulation
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Auxiliary Control Process
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Super video Graphics Adapter
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Video Graphics Adapter
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Multi-media Personal Computers
Relational Data Base Management System
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
File Transfer Protocol
Run Length Encoding
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Internet Relay Chat
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Integrated Data Processing
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
ICOn bitmap file
Erasable Read Only Memory
Amplitude Shif Keying
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Universal Disk Format
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Cascading Style Sheet
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Attached Processor
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Computer Telephone Integrated
DataBase Management System
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
GNU C Compiler
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Initial Program Loading
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Operating System
Destination Address (network terminology)
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Primary Domain Controller
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Integrated Services Digital Network (Internet connection: faster than a modem- but slower than a dedicated T-1 or T-10 connection- Allows digital and voice data to share the same line)
Local Area Network
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Common Internet File System
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Managed Object Format
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Standard Parallel Port
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Electronic Switching System
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Command Line Interface
Software Publishers Association
Graphical Device Interface
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
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
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Java Server Page
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Defense Data Network
A type of virus
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Universal Naming Conventions
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Server Message Blocks
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Really Simple Syndication
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Computer Aided Learning
Cached Dynamic RAM
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Mail Transport Agents
Video Electronics Standards Association
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Network Attached Storage
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Single In-line Package
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Android application package
Computer Based Training
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)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
DOS Protected Mode Interface
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Pay per click
Media Access Control
Remote Data Objects
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Visual Display Terminal
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Digital Research Incorporated
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
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)
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Automatic Gain Control
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Authentication Verification
Network Computer
Network Card
Object Linking and Embedding
eXtensible Markup Language
Common Gateway Interface
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Audio Interface File Format
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
MicroProcessor System
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Password Authentication Protocol
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Programmable Read Only Memory
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
3D graphic source file extension
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Logical Link Control
Value Added Network
Wide Area Network
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Million of Instructions Per Second
Borland Database Engine
DOcument Template file extension
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
American National Standards Institute
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Static RAM
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Certified Systems Technician
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Automated Engineered Design system
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Search Engine Optimization
Error Correction Code
Input Output Processors
Microsoft Certified Professional
Rapid Application Development
Hard Disk Drive
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Picture file format
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
DeskTop Conferencing
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Personal Information Manager
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
video lan client
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Intelligent Phone
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Emergency Recovery Disk
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Personal Home Page
Bits Per Second
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Windows Device Manager
Amplitude Modulation
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Diagnostic Function Test
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Network Interface Protocol
Windows Compatibility List
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
GUID partition table
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Dictionary file format
Internet Control Message Protocol
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Media Control Interface
Computerized Numerical Control
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Generalized Markup Language
Original Equipment Manufacture
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)
Accelerated Graphics Port
High Speed
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Upper Memory Blocks
Artificial Intelligence
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
e business
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Text Message
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Electronic Funds Transfer
Frequently Used Programs
Synchronous Data Link Control
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Directory Enabled Network
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Direct Digital Sound
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Point Of Contact
Read Only Memory
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Line Feed
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)
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Least Significant Byte
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Object Transaction Monitor
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
International Data Corporation
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Binary Coded Decimal
File Access Protocol
Random Access Memory
Application Programming Interface
Batch Transfer Program
Computer Information Officer
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
HeLP file (file extension)
Network Basic Input Output System
Virtual Private Network
Batch (file extension)
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Original Manufacture
Rambus DRAM
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Source Address
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Windows apache Mysql PHP
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)
Network Operating System
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
All to All Broadcast
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
INOX Leisure Limited
Concurrent Versions System
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Adapter Unit Interface
Active X file extension
Virtual File Allocation Table
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Single In-line Memory Module
Tagged Information File Format
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Extensible Firmware Interface
Sound File extension in AU format
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Common Dialog Box
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
MicroProcessor Unit
Object Oriented Programming System
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Voice Over Fiber
Sound file extension
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
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"""
Electronic Data Interchange
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Sectors Per Track
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Small Computer System Interface
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
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
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Graphics file extension
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
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)
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Remote Emergency Power Off
Visual Basic
Bulk Copy Program
Universal Cable Module
User Interface
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Basic Operating System
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
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
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Executable (file extension)
Global Enterprise Manager
Kilobytes per second
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Search Engine Results Page
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Bit Error Rate Testing
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Search Engine Management
Texas Instruments
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Batch Command Language
Interrupt ReQuest
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Microsoft Script Component 
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
CURsor (file extension)
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Knowledge Transfer
Multiple Systems Operator
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
National Computer Security Association
Bit Error Rate
Backbone Network Service
Embedded Data Base
Machine Oriented Language
Network Device Interface Specification
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Value Added Reseller
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Appletalk Remote Access
Business To Business
Input / Output
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Private Branch Network
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Terminal (file extension)
Card On A STick
Central Processor Recovery
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
DRiVe (file extension)
Internet Domain Name
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Object Oriented Programming
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Automatic Data Interchange System
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Digital Video Interactive
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Information Retrieval Language
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Macromedia flash debugging file
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Voice Over Data
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Need For Speed
Access Control List
Remote Procedure Calls
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Flux changes Per Inch
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Phase Alteration Line
Start Frame Delimiter
Interface Definition Language
Open Datalink Interface
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Because Its Time Network
Beginning Of File
Enhanced Serial Port
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
FONt file (extension)
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Initialization (file extension)
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Representational state transfer
Appletalk File Protocol
Business To Consumer
Browser Helper Objects
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
GNU Public License
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Query By Example
Constant Angular Velocity
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Project File
System Object Modle
Total Cost of Ownership
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Data Over Fiber
Internet Protocol Security
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
eXtended Technology
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Multi - Media file extension
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Home Computer User
Single Edge Card
Single User License
Unified Modeling Format
eXtended Memory Specification
Unified Modelling Language
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Built in ASseMbler
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Low Level Format
Network Direct Services
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)
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Binary File Transfer
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Microsoft Compatibility List
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Object Request Broker
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Average Access Time
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
General Purpose Computer
Password File
Radio Frequency Interference
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
facebook markup language
Borland Graphic Protocol
Direct Cable Connection
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
World Wide Web Consortium
Windows Entertainment Package
Acceptable Use Policy
Business Information Managers (software)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Library Information Management System
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Parallel Machine
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Image File (file extension)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Leadless Chip Carrier
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Recently Used Program List
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
JavaScript Object Notation
Common User Access
Distributed Component Object Model
Fiber Channel Loop
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Logical Unit Number
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Personal unblocking code
Backbone Network
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Video Random Access Memory
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Acceptable Quality Level
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Java Programming Language
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
End User License Agreement
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Java Virtual Machine
Numeric Processing Unit
Bitmap Distribution Format
Drive Select Interface
Front End Processor
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Letter Quality
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Network Management System
IBM graphical operating system
Windows Application Binary Interface
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Common Management Information Protocol
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Computer + Science NETwork
Cached Video RAM
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Hand held Personal Computer
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Power Up Password
Information Services
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
document extended
Control Access Unit
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
LInux boot LOader
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Multiple Virtual Systems
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
DMA REQuest lines
and Email file extension
Animation source file extension
Windows configuration file extension
Global Network Navigator
Java Native Interface
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Virtual Device Driver
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
AT Attachment interface
Digital Video Effects
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Compressed file format (extension)
Modular Input Output
Request For Proposal
Remote Lan Node
The Go Programming Language
Application Binary Interface
Application Configuration Access Protocol
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Customer Information Control System
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
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
Visual Structured Query Language
World Wide Web Worm
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Line Printer porT
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
Network Management Module
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Relational Access Management Association
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
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
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Hyper Text Template
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Video Capture Board
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Electronic magaZINE
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Tape Operating System
Zero Administration Client
Java 2 Micro Edition
Digital Video Express
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Long File Names
Multi-Station Access Unit
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Resource Interchange File Format
Short File Name
Virtual DOS Machine
Windows RAM
Compressed file extension
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
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
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
JavaScript Encoding
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Power Up Diagnostics
Virtual Memory Manager
Zero Administration Kit
Advanced Business Application Programming
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Click through rate
Content Distribution Network
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
System Policy Editor
Zero Administration for Windows
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Audio File in AIFF format
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Macintosh processor
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Artlantis Object file
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Advanced Wave Effects
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Data Input / Output
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Zone Bit Recording
Bus Master Interface Controller
File Control BlockS
Plain Old Telephone System
Start of TeXt
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Meta Content format file extension
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Data Link Connection Identifier
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Most Recently Used Program
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Simple Network Management Protocol
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Common Graphics Environment
Data Interchange Format
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Floppy Disk Operating System
Flat File DataBase
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Java Runtime Environment
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Synchronous VRAM
Visual Basic Library file extension
Compact Disc ReWritable
Extended Partition Boot Record
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Dial Up Networking
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
COMMunication port
Communicating Word Processor
EDitor for LINe text
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Private Virtual Network
System Application Architecture
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
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 
Xerox Network System
Enhanced DOS for windows
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
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
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
DMa request AKnowledgement
Relational Data Base
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Double data rate random access memory
Java Application Descriptor
Automatic Response Unit
Network News Transfer Protocol
SYStem INput
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
A 3D graphic file extension
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Variable Bit Rate
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Automatic Built In Self Test
Remote MONitoring
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Facility Control Markup Language
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Advanced Authoring Format
Application RAM Performance
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Function Key
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
SYstems OPerator
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Ferro-electric RAM
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
National Software Testing Laboratories
Protected Portable Document Format
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Linux Users Group
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Windows Driver Library
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
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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