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

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