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

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