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