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