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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)
Internet Service Provider
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Graphics Interchange Format
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Vines Internet Protocol
Information Technology
InterNet communication Settings
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Hypertext Reference
Internal Device
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)
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Disk Operating System
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Personal Computer
Active Data Objects
Network Control Center
Desk-Top Publishing
Automatic Programming Language
Personal Computer System
Modem Ready
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Personal Identification Number
System Management Server
Computer Aided Design
Uniform Resource Locator
Central Processing Unit
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Digital Video Disk
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
2 Carrier Response
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Internet Protocol
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Video Graphics Adapter
Network Interface Card
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
MODulate / DEModulate
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Integrated Circuit
Hewlett Packard
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
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"
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Network Information Services
Remote Access Server / Service
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Shielded Twisted Pair
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Enhanced Chip Set
Point to Point Protocol
Inter-Processes Communications
Wide Area Information System
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
External Device 
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
TeXT (file extension)
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
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)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Computer Telephone Integrated
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
Cylinder / Head / Sector
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Industry Standard Architecture
Independent Computing Architecture
Infrared Data Association
Back up Domain Controller
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
DataBase File (file extension)
Operating System
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Sample Rate Conversion
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
A type of virus
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Video Electronics Standards Association
Auxiliary Control Process
Bulletin Board System
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Printed Circuit Board
Multi-media Personal Computers
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Systems Network Architecture
Basic Input Output System
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Most Significant Byte
INformation File (file extension)
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Inter-network Operating System
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Remote Data Objects
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
DataBase Management System
Make Directory (DOS command)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Java Script 
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Digital Signal Processing
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Information Services Manager
Digital to Analog Converters
General Purpose
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
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)
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Android application package
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Community Antenna Television
ICOn bitmap file
International Business Machines
Generalized Markup Language
File Transfer Protocol
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Internet Relay Chat
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
MicroSoft Network
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Cached Dynamic RAM
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Relational Data Base Management System
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Command Line Interface
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
GNU C Compiler
Erasable Read Only Memory
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
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)
Really Simple Syndication
Power On Self Test
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Multi-Protocol Routing
Picture file format
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Amplitude Shif Keying
Local Area Network
Cascading Style Sheet
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Integrated Data Processing
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
Initial Program Loading
End Of File
True Type Font file (file extension)
Primary Domain Controller
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Defense Data Network
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
DeskTop Conferencing
Common Internet File System
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Programmed Input / Output
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Computer Aided Learning
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Hard Disk Drive
Pay per click
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Personal Home Page
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Attached Processor
Microsoft Certified Professional
eXtensible Markup Language
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
Frequency Modulation
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Computerized Numerical Control
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Wide Area Network
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Object Linking and Embedding
Single In-line Package
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Managed Object Format
Universal Naming Conventions
Graphical Device Interface
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Java Server Page
Server Message Blocks
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
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)
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Random Access Memory
Software Publishers Association
Accelerated Graphics Port
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
video lan client
Media Access Control
3D graphic source file extension
Computer Based Training
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Electronic Switching System
Frequently Used Programs
Artificial Intelligence
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Text Message
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
e business
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Certified Systems Technician
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Authentication Verification
Network Attached Storage
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Million of Instructions Per Second
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)
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Automated Engineered Design system
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
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
Object Oriented Programming System
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Standard Parallel Port
Programmable Read Only Memory
Synchronous Data Link Control
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
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)
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Original Equipment Manufacture
American National Standards Institute
Binary Coded Decimal
Audio Interface File Format
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Borland Database Engine
International Data Corporation
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Media Control Interface
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Password Authentication Protocol
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Emergency Recovery Disk
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Static RAM
Flux changes Per Inch
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Least Significant Byte
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Input Output Processors
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Common Dialog Box
Memory Management Unit
Run Length Encoding
Computer Information Officer
Application Programming Interface
High Speed
Mail Transport Agents
Digital Research Incorporated
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Search Engine Optimization
Visual Display Terminal
GUID partition table
Texas Instruments
HeLP file (file extension)
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Standard Generalized Markup Language
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Business To Business
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Network Computer
Network Card
Logical Link Control
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Remote Procedure Calls
Value Added Network
World Wide Web Consortium
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Rapid Application Development
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Network Operating System
Electronic Data Interchange
Sectors Per Track
Dictionary file format
DOcument Template file extension
MicroProcessor System
Information Services
Original Manufacture
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Sound File extension in AU format
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Bits Per Second
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Personal Information Manager
Remote Emergency Power Off
Adapter Unit Interface
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
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Kilobytes per second
Business To Consumer
Upper Memory Blocks
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
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Open Datalink Interface
Internet Control Message Protocol
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
User Interface
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Windows Entertainment Package
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Concurrent Versions System
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Direct Digital Sound
Batch Transfer Program
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)
Network Interface Protocol
Single In-line Memory Module
Automatic Data Interchange System
Batch (file extension)
Extensible Firmware Interface
Information Retrieval Language
Executable (file extension)
Access Control List
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Tagged Information File Format
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Error Correction Code
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Amplitude Modulation
Search Engine Management
Central Processor Recovery
Intelligent Phone
Directory Enabled Network
Small Computer System Interface
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Diagnostic Function Test
Network Direct Services
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Object Transaction Monitor
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Common Gateway Interface
Phase Alteration Line
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
facebook markup language
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Electronic Funds Transfer
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Need For Speed
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Object Oriented Programming
Source Address
INOX Leisure Limited
Object Request Broker
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)
Line Feed
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Virtual Private Network
AT Attachment interface
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Bit Error Rate
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)
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
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)
Rambus DRAM
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Start Frame Delimiter
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Multiple Systems Operator
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Microsoft Script Component 
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Unified Modeling Format
Unified Modelling Language
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Point Of Contact
Universal Disk Format
Multi - Media file extension
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Voice Over Fiber
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Batch Command Language
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Business Information Managers (software)
Search Engine Results Page
Windows Compatibility List
Windows Device Manager
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Input / Output
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
All to All Broadcast
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Sound file extension
Bulk Copy Program
Fiber Channel Loop
Global Enterprise Manager
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Leadless Chip Carrier
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Power Up Password
Universal Cable Module
Average Access Time
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"""
Image File (file extension)
MicroProcessor Unit
Macromedia flash debugging file
Tape Operating System
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Password File
Value Added Reseller
Acceptable Use Policy
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Read Only Memory
Appletalk File Protocol
Acceptable Quality Level
Beginning Of File
Basic Operating System
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Automatic Gain Control
Initialization (file extension)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Digital Video Interactive
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
National Computer Security Association
Visual Basic
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Private Branch Network
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Application RAM Performance
Card On A STick
Application Binary Interface
Machine Oriented Language
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
System Policy Editor
Appletalk Remote Access
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Single Edge Card
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Graphics file extension
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Customer Information Control System
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Interrupt ReQuest
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Terminal (file extension)
Data Over Fiber
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Knowledge Transfer
Java Virtual Machine
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Backbone Network Service
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Constant Angular Velocity
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Total Cost of Ownership
Enhanced Serial Port
General Purpose Computer
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Binary File Transfer
Bit Error Rate Testing
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
GNU Public License
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Radio Frequency Interference
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Interface Definition Language
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Microsoft Compatibility List
Query By Example
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Direct Cable Connection
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
System Object Modle
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Embedded Data Base
File Access Protocol
Modular Input Output
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Internet Domain Name
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Video Capture Board
Network Device Interface Specification
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Digital Video Express
Borland Graphic Protocol
eXtended Memory Specification
DRiVe (file extension)
Network Management System
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Low Level Format
Virtual File Allocation Table
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
World Wide Web Worm
Advanced Business Application Programming
Drive Select Interface
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Active X file extension
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Virtual Memory Manager
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Multiple Virtual Systems
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Single User License
Advanced Wave Effects
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Internet Protocol Security
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
document extended
Personal unblocking code
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
eXtended Technology
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Request For Proposal
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Common User Access
Resource Interchange File Format
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Home Computer User
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Built in ASseMbler
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Representational state transfer
Backbone Network
CURsor (file extension)
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Voice Over Data
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Power Up Diagnostics
Artlantis Object file
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Front End Processor
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Distributed Component Object Model
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Video Random Access Memory
Dial Up Networking
Windows configuration file extension
Recently Used Program List
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Network News Transfer Protocol
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Compressed file extension
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Virtual Device Driver
and Email file extension
JavaScript Encoding
Line Printer porT
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Library Information Management System
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Because Its Time Network
Communicating Word Processor
Network Basic Input Output System
Java 2 Micro Edition
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Macromedia Flash source file extension
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)
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Logical Unit Number
Short File Name
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
JavaScript Object Notation
Parallel Machine
Control Access Unit
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Browser Helper Objects
Common Management Information Protocol
End User License Agreement
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
LInux boot LOader
Letter Quality
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Project File
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Relational Access Management Association
Virtual DOS Machine
Content Distribution Network
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
System Application Architecture
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Advanced Authoring Format
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Java Runtime Environment
Visual Structured Query Language
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Data Link Connection Identifier
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Multi-Station Access Unit
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
IBM graphical operating system
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Windows Application Binary Interface
Automatic Response Unit
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
The Go Programming Language
Java Programming Language
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Animation source file extension
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Numeric Processing Unit
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Hand held Personal Computer
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Hyper Text Template
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Zero Administration Client
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
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
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Network Management Module
Windows RAM
Bitmap Distribution Format
Long File Names
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Computer + Science NETwork
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Bus Master Interface Controller
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Compressed file format (extension)
Common Graphics Environment
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
High Memory Area (Architecture)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Digital Video Effects
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Private Virtual Network
Click through rate
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Data Input / Output
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Relational Data Base
Audio File in AIFF format
Zone Bit Recording
DMA REQuest lines
Electronic magaZINE
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Macintosh processor
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Windows Driver Library
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Visual Basic Library file extension
Extended Partition Boot Record
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
COMMunication port
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
FONt file (extension)
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Start of TeXt
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 
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Most Recently Used Program
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Java Native Interface
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
DMa request AKnowledgement
Synchronous VRAM
A 3D graphic file extension
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
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
Remote Lan Node
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Zero Administration for Windows
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
National Software Testing Laboratories
Meta Content format file extension
Automatic Built In Self Test
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Facility Control Markup Language
PKWare program (exe2binexe) that converts a compression (zip arc- lhz- etc) file to a binary or executable file This allows a user to decompress the file without having a copy of PK Zip
Function Key
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Linux Users Group
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Zero Administration Kit
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Xerox Network System
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Floppy Disk Operating System
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Plain Old Telephone System
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Cached Video RAM
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
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Enhanced DOS for windows
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Data Interchange Format
Global Network Navigator
Remote MONitoring
EDitor for LINe text
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
SYStem INput
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Double data rate random access memory
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Compact Disc ReWritable
File Control BlockS
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Variable Bit Rate
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Flat File DataBase
SYstems OPerator
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Java Application Descriptor
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Ferro-electric RAM
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Protected Portable Document Format
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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