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

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