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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Internet Service Provider
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
InterNet communication Settings
Vines Internet Protocol
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
Disk Operating System
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Information Technology
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)
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Hypertext Reference
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Video Graphics Adapter
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Internal Device
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Automatic Programming Language
Video Electronics Standards Association
Computer Aided Design
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Personal Computer
Network Control Center
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
System Management Server
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Integrated Circuit
Personal Identification Number
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Personal Computer System
Active Data Objects
Uniform Resource Locator
Central Processing Unit
2 Carrier Response
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Remote Access Server / Service
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
MODulate / DEModulate
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Desk-Top Publishing
Network Interface Card
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Graphics Interchange Format
Enhanced Chip Set
Digital Video Disk
Network Information Services
Infrared Data Association
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
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"
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Hewlett Packard
Internet Protocol
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Modem Ready
Inter-Processes Communications
Independent Computing Architecture
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Internet Relay Chat
Wide Area Information System
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Operating System
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Sample Rate Conversion
DataBase Management System
Point to Point Protocol
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
International Business Machines
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Systems Network Architecture
General Purpose
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Relational Data Base Management System
Auxiliary Control Process
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Information Services Manager
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Compact Disk
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Remote Data Objects
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
INformation File (file extension)
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Inter-network Operating System
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Make Directory (DOS command)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Digital Signal Processing
Back up Domain Controller
Digital to Analog Converters
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
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)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
ICOn bitmap file
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Industry Standard Architecture
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
INTER NETWORK
Basic Input Output System
Amplitude Shif Keying
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Computer Aided Learning
Community Antenna Television
Most Significant Byte
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
A type of virus
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Advanced Research Projects Agency
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Java Script 
Multi-Protocol Routing
DataBase File (file extension)
True Type Font file (file extension)
TeXT (file extension)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
File Transfer Protocol
Computer Telephone Integrated
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
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
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Bulletin Board System
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Multi-media Personal Computers
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Printed Circuit Board
External Device 
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Command Line Interface
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
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)
MicroSoft Network
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
DeskTop Conferencing
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
Super video Graphics Adapter
End Of File
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Cascading Style Sheet
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Erasable Read Only Memory
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Power On Self Test
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Electronic Switching System
Microsoft Excel file extension
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
eXtensible Markup Language
GNU C Compiler
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
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)
Really Simple Syndication
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Object Linking and Embedding
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Static RAM
Local Area Network
Programmed Input / Output
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Primary Domain Controller
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Defense Data Network
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Managed Object Format
Pay per click
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Audio Interface File Format
Common Internet File System
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Generalized Markup Language
Mail Transport Agents
Certified Systems Technician
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Integrated Data Processing
Android application package
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
MicroProcessor System
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Computerized Numerical Control
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Visual Display Terminal
Text Message
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Java Server Page
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Software Publishers Association
Cached Dynamic RAM
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
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Graphical Device Interface
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Media Access Control
Frequency Modulation
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Run Length Encoding
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Picture file format
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
video lan client
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Hard Disk Drive
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Programmable Read Only Memory
Server Message Blocks
Computer Based Training
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Automated Engineered Design system
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
World Wide Web Consortium
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Synchronous Data Link Control
Initial Program Loading
Original Equipment Manufacture
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Universal Naming Conventions
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Attached Processor
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Emergency Recovery Disk
Million of Instructions Per Second
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Random Access Memory
Wide Area Network
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Rapid Application Development
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Application Programming Interface
Executable (file extension)
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Digital Research Incorporated
Network Interface Protocol
Search Engine Optimization
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Single In-line Package
Authentication Verification
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Business To Consumer
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Single In-line Memory Module
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Network Attached Storage
Value Added Network
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Sound File extension in AU format
American National Standards Institute
Borland Database Engine
3D graphic source file extension
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Least Significant Byte
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Kilobytes per second
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Sectors Per Track
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Artificial Intelligence
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Bits Per Second
Computer Information Officer
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Business To Business
HeLP file (file extension)
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Binary Coded Decimal
Common Gateway Interface
Diagnostic Function Test
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
DOcument Template file extension
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Microsoft Certified Professional
Password Authentication Protocol
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Network Computer
Network Card
Upper Memory Blocks
Frequently Used Programs
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Windows Entertainment Package
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Media Control Interface
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Tagged Information File Format
Batch (file extension)
Common Dialog Box
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Electronic Funds Transfer
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Rambus DRAM
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
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Personal Home Page
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Windows Device Manager
Dictionary file format
Extensible Firmware Interface
Memory Management Unit
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Internet Control Message Protocol
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Read Only Memory
Direct Digital Sound
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Interrupt ReQuest
Line Feed
MicroProcessor Unit
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Input Output Processors
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Standard Parallel Port
Texas Instruments
Universal Disk Format
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
e business
Adapter Unit Interface
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Sound file extension
International Data Corporation
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Flux changes Per Inch
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
High Speed
Logical Link Control
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
User Interface
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Total Cost of Ownership
Access Control List
Concurrent Versions System
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Phase Alteration Line
Personal Information Manager
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Search Engine Management
Visual Basic
Virtual File Allocation Table
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Object Oriented Programming
Object Oriented Programming System
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Point Of Contact
Training Records Information Management (software package)
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
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
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)
Network Operating System
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Original Manufacture
Start Frame Delimiter
Virtual Private Network
Central Processor Recovery
Electronic Data Interchange
Information Services
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Intelligent Phone
Automatic Gain Control
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)
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"""
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
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)
Application Binary Interface
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Error Correction Code
Small Computer System Interface
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Windows Compatibility List
Acceptable Use Policy
Batch Transfer Program
GUID partition table
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Password File
All to All Broadcast
AT Attachment interface
Basic Operating System
Embedded Data Base
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Network Direct Services
Object Transaction Monitor
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Automatic Data Interchange System
Amplitude Modulation
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Object Request Broker
Remote Emergency Power Off
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)
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
National Computer Security Association
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Source Address
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Java 2 Micro Edition
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Initialization (file extension)
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Private Branch Network
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Graphics file extension
Need For Speed
INOX Leisure Limited
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Image File (file extension)
Open Datalink Interface
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Video Random Access Memory
Advanced Graphic Adapter
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Enhanced Serial Port
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Network Management System
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Remote Procedure Calls
UNIX to UNIX CoPy
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Appletalk File Protocol
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Beginning Of File
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Directory Enabled Network
Fiber Channel Loop
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Tape Operating System
Terminal (file extension)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Acceptable Quality Level
Card On A STick
Internet Protocol Security
Multiple Systems Operator
Active X file extension
Search Engine Results Page
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Binary File Transfer
Backbone Network Service
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Input / Output
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Appletalk Remote Access
Business Information Managers (software)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Machine Oriented Language
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
System Policy Editor
Macromedia flash debugging file
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Global Enterprise Manager
Internet Domain Name
Information Retrieval Language
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
eXtended Memory Specification
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Data Over Fiber
Digital Video Interactive
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Single Edge Card
Value Added Reseller
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Voice Over Data
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Multi - Media file extension
Batch Command Language
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Microsoft Compatibility List
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Voice Over Fiber
World Wide Web Worm
Application RAM Performance
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
DRiVe (file extension)
Interface Definition Language
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Power Up Password
Microsoft Script Component 
Single User License
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Knowledge Transfer
Average Access Time
Bulk Copy Program
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
File Access Protocol
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Java Virtual Machine
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Request For Proposal
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Bit Error Rate
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Home Computer User
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Modular Input Output
Radio Frequency Interference
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
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)
Universal Cable Module
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Constant Angular Velocity
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Front End Processor
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
document extended
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Line Printer porT
Logical Unit Number
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Unified Modeling Format
Unified Modelling Language
Representational state transfer
Personal unblocking code
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Bit Error Rate Testing
Customer Information Control System
Distributed Component Object Model
Drive Select Interface
GNU Public License
Java Runtime Environment
LInux boot LOader
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Parallel Machine
Advanced Wave Effects
CURsor (file extension)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
General Purpose Computer
Leadless Chip Carrier
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Multiple Virtual Systems
IBM graphical operating system
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
JavaScript Object Notation
Dial Up Networking
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Library Information Management System
Letter Quality
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Power Up Diagnostics
Relational Access Management Association
System Object Modle
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Direct Cable Connection
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Advanced Authoring Format
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
facebook markup language
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
JavaScript Encoding
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Network Management Module
Network News Transfer Protocol
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Built in ASseMbler
Because Its Time Network
Communicating Word Processor
End User License Agreement
Java Programming Language
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Low Level Format
Network Basic Input Output System
Plain Old Telephone System
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
eXtended Technology
Borland Graphic Protocol
Enhanced DRAM (also EDORAM- EDOSRAM- EDOVRAM)
and Email file extension
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Network Device Interface Specification
National Software Testing Laboratories
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Project File
Query By Example
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Windows RAM
Zone Bit Recording
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Multi-Station Access Unit
Recently Used Program List
Data Link Connection Identifier
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Windows configuration file extension
Numeric Processing Unit
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Virtual Memory Manager
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
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Extended Partition Boot Record
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Control Access Unit
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Most Recently Used Program
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
System Application Architecture
Windows Driver Library
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Common Management Information Protocol
Common User Access
Digital Video Effects
Hand held Personal Computer
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Resource Interchange File Format
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Content Distribution Network
A 3D graphic file extension
Automatic Response Unit
Common Graphics Environment
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Video Capture Board
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Virtual Device Driver
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Bitmap Distribution Format
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Backbone Network
DMa request AKnowledgement
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Electronic magaZINE
Hyper Text Template
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Linux Users Group
Start of TeXt
Virtual DOS Machine
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Advanced Business Application Programming
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Data Input / Output
DMA REQuest lines
Animation source file extension
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Short File Name
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Click through rate
Compressed file extension
Computer + Science NETwork
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
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
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Remote Lan Node
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Wide Area Information Transportation System
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
FONt file (extension)
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Zero Administration Kit
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Enhanced DOS for windows
Macintosh processor
Java Native Interface
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Private Virtual Network
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Zero Administration Client
Browser Helper Objects
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Relational Data Base
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Visual Structured Query Language
Visual Basic Library file extension
Artlantis Object file
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Flat File DataBase
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Compressed file format (extension)
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Automatic Built In Self Test
EDitor for LINe text
Function Key
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
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Long File Names
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Windows Application Binary Interface
The Go Programming Language
COMMunication port
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Cached Video RAM
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Facility Control Markup Language
Bus Master Interface Controller
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Floppy Disk Operating System
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
SYstems OPerator
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 
Variable Bit Rate
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Digital Video Express
Data Interchange Format
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
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Remote MONitoring
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Xerox Network System
Zero Administration for Windows
File Control BlockS
Synchronous VRAM
SYStem INput
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Meta Content format file extension
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Ferro-electric RAM
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Global Network Navigator
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Double data rate random access memory
Data Over Internet Protocol
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Java Application Descriptor
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Audio File in AIFF format
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
Protected Portable Document Format
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Compact Disc ReWritable
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
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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