A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


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

Computer-Information Technology full forms