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