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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
2 Advanced Technology
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
Graphics Interchange Format
Vines Internet Protocol
Internet Service Provider
Personal Computer
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Information Technology
Hypertext Reference
Modem Ready
Internal Device
InterNet communication Settings
Active Data Objects
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Desk-Top Publishing
2 Carrier Response
Network Control Center
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
Power On Password
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
1 Personal Computer Interface 
World Wide Wait - slang
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
Uniform Resource Locator
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Computer Aided Design
Automatic Programming Language
Personal Identification Number
Disk Operating System
Internet Protocol
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Personal Computer System
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Remote Access Server / Service
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Digital Video Disk
Multimedia Information Sources
Management Information Systems
Network Interface Card
Network Information Services
TeXT (file extension)
"IBM coined the phrase ""Nice Try"" for the new Microsoft technology"
"Sun coined the phrase ""Not There"" for the new Microsoft technology"
New Technology (Microsofts networking software - version 31 was first release)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
e business
Central Processing Unit
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Integrated Circuit
MODulate / DEModulate
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Computer Telephone Integrated
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
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)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
System Management Server
Hewlett Packard
Inter-Processes Communications
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
2 decibel
1 DataBase
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
DataBase Management System
Operating System
Video Graphics Adapter
Point to Point Protocol
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
A type of virus
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
Compact Disk
ICOn bitmap file
Infrared Data Association
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
1 Color Graphics Adapter
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Characters Per Second
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Independent Computing Architecture
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Enhanced Chip Set
Back up Domain Controller
Sample Rate Conversion
External Device 
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Industry Standard Architecture
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
INformation File (file extension)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
DataBase File (file extension)
Make Directory (DOS command)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Multi-media Personal Computers
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Most Significant Byte
2 Compatible Duplex System
1 Comprehensive Display System 
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Information Services Manager
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Remote Data Objects
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Java Script 
Bulletin Board System
Command Line Interface
2 Email Postal Software
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
Wide Area Information System
Picture file format
Basic Input Output System
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Erasable Read Only Memory
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Catalog File extension
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
DeskTop Conferencing
Cached Dynamic RAM
Auxiliary Control Process
Primary Domain Controller
Distributed Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Data Control Systems
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
File Transfer Protocol
Printed Circuit Board
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Distributed Computing Environment
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Digital Signal Processing
Generalized Markup Language
Amplitude Shif Keying
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Really Simple Syndication
Multi-Protocol Routing
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Microsoft Membership System
Microsoft Merchant Server
Common Internet File System
MANual pages (Unix help files)
Metropolitan Area Network (several LANs connected together in a similar geographical region Hospitals and Colleges use these often to share resources)
International Business Machines
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Android application package
Digital to Analog Converters
GNU C Compiler
General Purpose
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Systems Network Architecture
Computer Based Training
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)
Service Advertising Protocol (NT uses to announce available resources to Novell equip)
Statistical Analysis Programming language
Service Access Point
System Applications and Products
Object Linking and Embedding
Secure Application Protocol
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
MicroSoft Network
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Relational Data Base Management System
World Wide Web Worm
Community Antenna Television
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Internet Relay Chat
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Inter-network Operating System
Integrated Data Processing
CompuServe Inc
Command Sequence Introducer
Cascading Style Sheet
Defense Data Network
2 Digital to Analog Converter
1 DATa (file extension)
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Power On Self Test
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
World Wide Web Consortium
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Computer Aided Learning
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)
Video Electronics Standards Association
Programmed Input / Output
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Single In-line Package
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Local Area Network
Initial Program Loading
Directory Enabled Network
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Voice Messaging System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Virtual Machine System
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Network Operating System
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Hard Disk Drive
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Attached Processor
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Destination Address (network terminology)
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
End Of File
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
3D graphic source file extension
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Artificial Intelligence
Pay per click
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
eXtensible Markup Language
Computerized Numerical Control
Emergency Recovery Disk
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Wide Area Network
True Type Font file (file extension)
Authentication Verification
Random Access Memory
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Association of Computer Machinery
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Original Equipment Manufacture
Borland Database Engine
Dictionary file format
Network Attached Storage
Frequency Modulation
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Accelerated Graphics Port
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
2 Automatic Data Processing
1 Application Development Programming 
Input Output Processors
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Active Matrix Display
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
Server Message Blocks
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Graphical Device Interface
Distributed Protocol Interface
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Binary Coded Decimal
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
1 Integrated Development Environment 
Microsoft Certified Professional
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Standard Parallel Port
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Flux changes Per Inch
Java Server Page
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Binary File Transfer
Universal Naming Conventions
Automated Engineered Design system
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
3 COMmon object
2 Component Object Module 
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
High Speed
Business To Business
Access Control Entry
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Microsoft Excel file extension
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Media Control Interface
Managed Object Format
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
video lan client
Object Oriented Programming System
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Frequently Used Programs
Universal Cable Module
Certified Systems Technician
Value Added Network
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Executable (file extension)
American National Standards Institute
Media Access Control
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
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)
Electronic Switching System
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Password Authentication Protocol
INOX Leisure Limited
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Programmable Read Only Memory
Search Engine Optimization
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Million of Instructions Per Second
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
GUID partition table
Synchronous Data Link Control
Software Publishers Association
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Computer Information Officer
International Data Corporation
Network Interface Protocol
Text Message
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Application Programming Interface
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Batch Transfer Program
Personal Home Page
Electronic Data Interchange
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Digital Research Incorporated
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
TApe Archive
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Common Dialog Box
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Memory Management Unit
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Access Control System
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Multiple Systems Operator
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Open Datalink Interface
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Audio Interface File Format
Least Significant Byte
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Visual Display Terminal
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Information Services
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Business To Consumer
Bits Per Second
The Go Programming Language
Personal unblocking code
Static RAM
Mail Transport Agents
Central Processor Recovery
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Remote Procedure Calls
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Internet Control Message Protocol
Automatic Numbering Identification
ANImated cursors - (file extension used with Windows 95 instead of multiple cur files)  Can also be used by other animation tools or programs
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Original Manufacture
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Batch (file extension)
Automatic Data Interchange System
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Electronic Funds Transfer
Network Card
Network Computer
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Information Retrieval Language
Search Engine Management
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Windows Entertainment Package
Macromedia flash debugging file
Logical Link Control
Common Information Model
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Bit Error Rate
Texas Instruments
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
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)
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Access Control List
Concurrent Versions System
Intelligent Phone
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Sound File extension in AU format
Amplitude Modulation
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
Single Line Controller (A type of processor that does not process math function separately - and can not be upgraded) often found in older laptop computers
Run Length Encoding
Multi - Media file extension
Adapter Unit Interface
4 Write Protected
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
2 Word Perfect Corporation
1 Word Processor 
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Input / Output
Private Communication Technology
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Personal Information Manager
Kilobytes per second
Error Correction Code
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Batch Command Language
HeLP file (file extension)
Facility Control Markup Language
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Sectors Per Track
Diagnostic Function Test
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
AT Attachment interface
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
facebook markup language
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
MicroProcessor System
Need For Speed
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Rapid Application Development
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Line Feed
Single In-line Memory Module
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Tagged Information File Format
DOcument Template file extension
Meta Content format file extension
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Report Program Generator 
Backbone Network Service
Read Only Memory
Phase Alteration Line
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Direct Digital Sound
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Basic Operating System
User Interface
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Upper Memory Blocks
2 Virtual Machine
1 Virtual Memory 
Compact Disk File System
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Source Address
Global Enterprise Manager
2 windows clipboard file extension
1 CLiP art 
Unified Modeling Format
Virtual Private Network
Unified Modelling Language
2 Peer Web Server
1 Personal Web Server 
Common Gateway Interface
Network Direct Services
eXtended Technology
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Bulk Copy Program
Microsoft Compatibility List
Remote Emergency Power Off
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Single User License
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Object Oriented Programming
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Leadless Chip Carrier
Acceptable Quality Level
Automatic Gain Control
Windows Compatibility List
Appletalk File Protocol
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Start Frame Delimiter
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
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)
Search Engine Results Page
Acceptable Use Policy
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
2 Voice Recognition
1 Virtual Reality 
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Extensible Firmware Interface
Appletalk Remote Access
Object Transaction Monitor
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Parallel Machine
Sound file extension
Compiled Help Markup file extension
"4 ""declares variables in Visual Basic programming language"""
3 Desktop Information Manager (Microsofts information exchange) 
2 Dynamic Information Manager (shared contact information database) 
Windows apache Mysql PHP
1 DIMention 
Object Request Broker
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
System Policy Editor
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Direct Cable Connection
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Small Computer System Interface
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Beginning Of File
File Access Protocol
Digital Video Interactive
Universal Disk Format
Fiber Channel Loop
General Purpose Computer
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Microsoft Script Component 
Single Edge Card
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Card On A STick
Terminal (file extension)
Borland Graphic Protocol
Machine Oriented Language
CURsor (file extension)
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Point Of Contact
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Original Service Release
Advanced Business Application Programming
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Application RAM Performance
Business Information Managers (software)
2 Print Code Language
1 Printer Control Language 
Enhanced Serial Port
Professional Graphics Adapter
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Built in ASseMbler
GNU Public License
Password File
Bit Error Rate Testing
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Interrupt ReQuest
Voice Over Data
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Customer Information Control System
Artlantis Object file
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Initialization (file extension)
Line Printer porT
Knowledge Transfer
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Rambus DRAM
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Relational Data Base
Image File (file extension)
Data Over Fiber
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
MicroProcessor Unit
Advanced Program to Program Communications
National Computer Security Association
Java Virtual Machine
Voice Over Fiber
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Average Access Time
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Power Up Password
Application Binary Interface
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Digital Video Express
eXtended Memory Specification
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Fast File System
Graphics file extension
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Value Added Reseller
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
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 Transmission (file transfer marker)
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Constant Angular Velocity
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Fiber Channel Standard
Recently Used Program List
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Bitmap Distribution Format
Radio Frequency Interference
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Internet Domain Name
Network Device Interface Specification
System Object Modle
document extended
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Visual Basic
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
All to All Broadcast
Windows Device Manager
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Tape Operating System
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Drive Select Interface
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Private Branch Network
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Representational state transfer
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Interface Definition Language
Low Level Format
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Active X file extension
DRiVe (file extension)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Distributed Component Object Model
Front End Processor
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Virtual Memory Manager
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Internet Protocol Security
Library Information Management System
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Total Cost of Ownership
Embedded Data Base
National Software Testing Laboratories
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Modular Input Output
Java Runtime Environment
Multiple Virtual Systems
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Compressed file extension
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Content Distribution Network
Video Capture Board
Advanced Wave Effects
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Request For Proposal
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Query By Example
Resource Interchange File Format
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Video Random Access Memory
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Power Up Diagnostics
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
JavaScript Object Notation
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Network Management System
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)
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Windows configuration file extension
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Home Computer User
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Network News Transfer Protocol
and Email file extension
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Distributable Media Format (a Microsoft disk formatting that allows 177 Meg of info to be placed on a 35 disk that normally holds only 144 Meg
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Common Graphics Environment
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Automatic Response Unit
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Dial Up Networking
Browser Helper Objects
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Digital Video Effects
Virtual Device Driver
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Control Access Unit
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Communicating Word Processor
Because Its Time Network
JavaScript Encoding
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Network Basic Input Output System
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Letter Quality
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Advanced Authoring Format
LInux boot LOader
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Common Management Information Protocol
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Backbone Network
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Windows Driver Library
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Telephony Application Programming Interface
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Hand held Personal Computer
High Memory Area (Architecture)
IBM graphical operating system
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Virtual DOS Machine
Java 2 Micro Edition
Audio File in AIFF format
Virtual File Allocation Table
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Hyper Text Template
Project File
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Bus Master Interface Controller
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Data Link Connection Identifier
Common User Access
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Short File Name
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Animation source file extension
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
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Windows Application Binary Interface
System Application Architecture
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Computer + Science NETwork
Multi-Station Access Unit
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
End User License Agreement
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Logical Unit Number
Numeric Processing Unit
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Macintosh processor
Java Programming Language
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Click through rate
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Visual Structured Query Language
Relational Access Management Association
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Compressed file format (extension)
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Floppy Disk Operating System
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Network Management Module
DMA REQuest lines
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Windows RAM
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Linux Users Group
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Double data rate random access memory
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Java Native Interface
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Compact Disc ReWritable
Data Interchange Format
Zero Administration Client
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Long File Names
General Electric Network Information Exchange
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 
Zone Bit Recording
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Data Input / Output
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
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
Extended Partition Boot Record
Simple Network Management Protocol
Remote Lan Node
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Private Virtual Network
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Global Network Navigator
Start of TeXt
Zero Administration Kit
COMMunication port
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
FONt file (extension)
Xerox Network System
Plain Old Telephone System
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Electronic magaZINE
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Enhanced DOS for windows
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Visual Basic Library file extension
Flux Reversals Per Inch
A 3D graphic file extension
DMa request AKnowledgement
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Function Key
Java Application Descriptor
Automatic Built In Self Test
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Synchronous VRAM
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Most Recently Used Program
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Zero Administration for Windows
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
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
File Control BlockS
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Remote MONitoring
Variable Bit Rate
EDitor for LINe text
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
SYStem INput
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
SYstems OPerator
Cached Video RAM
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Ferro-electric RAM
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Flat File DataBase
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Protected Portable Document Format
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Research and Development
A virtual device driver file extension
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0

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