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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
InterNet communication Settings
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Vines Internet Protocol
Disk Operating System
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
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)
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Information Technology
Video Graphics Adapter
Video Electronics Standards Association
Automatic Programming Language
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Computer Aided Design
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Internal Device
Personal Computer
System Management Server
Integrated Circuit
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Network Control Center
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
Personal Identification Number
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
MODulate / DEModulate
Personal Computer System
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Remote Access Server / Service
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Active Data Objects
Desk-Top Publishing
Central Processing Unit
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Hypertext Reference
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Enhanced Chip Set
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Network Interface Card
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
2 Carrier Response
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Infrared Data Association
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
Uniform Resource Locator
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Inter-Processes Communications
Network Information Services
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Internet Relay Chat
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Internet Protocol
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Operating System
Digital Video Disk
Hewlett Packard
Independent Computing Architecture
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
DataBase Management System
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
International Business Machines
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
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"
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Point to Point Protocol
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Sample Rate Conversion
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Remote Data Objects
Computer Aided Learning
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Modem Ready
Relational Data Base Management System
General Purpose
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Auxiliary Control Process
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
INformation File (file extension)
Digital Signal Processing
Information Services Manager
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Compact Disk
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
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)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Inter-network Operating System
Systems Network Architecture
Wide Area Information System
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Make Directory (DOS command)
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Amplitude Shif Keying
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Multi-Protocol Routing
ICOn bitmap file
Basic Input Output System
Digital to Analog Converters
DeskTop Conferencing
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Printed Circuit Board
Advanced Research Projects Agency
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
A type of virus
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Power On Self Test
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
File Transfer Protocol
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Command Line Interface
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Bulletin Board System
Multi-media Personal Computers
Computer Telephone Integrated
External Device 
Industry Standard Architecture
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)
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
TeXT (file extension)
Back up Domain Controller
True Type Font file (file extension)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Community Antenna Television
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Graphics Interchange Format
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
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)
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Static RAM
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
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)
Cascading Style Sheet
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
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
Java Script 
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Audio Interface File Format
Electronic Switching System
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
End Of File
DataBase File (file extension)
MicroSoft Network
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Primary Domain Controller
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Mail Transport Agents
Object Linking and Embedding
Text Message
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Programmed Input / Output
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Really Simple Syndication
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Pay per click
DOS Protected Mode Interface
GNU C Compiler
World Wide Web Consortium
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Dynamic Random Access Memory
eXtensible Markup Language
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Erasable Read Only Memory
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
MicroProcessor System
Local Area Network
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Defense Data Network
Generalized Markup Language
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Visual Display Terminal
Network Interface Protocol
Arithmetic Logic Unit
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Certified Systems Technician
Java Server Page
Managed Object Format
Computerized Numerical Control
Business To Consumer
Integrated Data Processing
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
video lan client
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Programmable Read Only Memory
Synchronous Data Link Control
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Sectors Per Track
Value Added Network
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Executable (file extension)
Rapid Application Development
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Common Internet File System
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Graphical Device Interface
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Million of Instructions Per Second
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
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
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Media Access Control
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Picture file format
Universal Naming Conventions
Attached Processor
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Initial Program Loading
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
American National Standards Institute
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Common Gateway Interface
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Single In-line Memory Module
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Hard Disk Drive
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Emergency Recovery Disk
Least Significant Byte
Server Message Blocks
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Automated Engineered Design system
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Diagnostic Function Test
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Business To Business
Digital Research Incorporated
Frequency Modulation
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Interrupt ReQuest
Random Access Memory
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Run Length Encoding
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Original Equipment Manufacture
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Sound File extension in AU format
Wide Area Network
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
MicroProcessor Unit
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Artificial Intelligence
Authentication Verification
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Single Line Controller (A type of processor that does not process math function separately - and can not be upgraded) often found in older laptop computers
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
HeLP file (file extension)
Internet Control Message Protocol
Line Feed
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Single In-line Package
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Common Dialog Box
3D graphic source file extension
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
DOcument Template file extension
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Computer Information Officer
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Dictionary file format
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Search Engine Optimization
Software Publishers Association
Borland Database Engine
Computer Based Training
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Visual Basic
Application Programming Interface
User Interface
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Batch (file extension)
Bits Per Second
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Kilobytes per second
Media Control Interface
Read Only Memory
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Windows Device Manager
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Password Authentication Protocol
Total Cost of Ownership
Automatic Gain Control
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Cached Dynamic RAM
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Input Output Processors
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Personal Home Page
Rambus DRAM
Tagged Information File Format
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Network Attached Storage
Sound file extension
Direct Digital Sound
Flux changes Per Inch
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Microsoft ASseMbler language
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Object Oriented Programming
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Video Random Access Memory
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Android application package
e business
Adapter Unit Interface
Binary Coded Decimal
Frequently Used Programs
High Speed
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Graphics file extension
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Java 2 Micro Edition
INOX Leisure Limited
AT Attachment interface
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Extensible Firmware Interface
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Upper Memory Blocks
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Virtual Private Network
Electronic Funds Transfer
International Data Corporation
Phase Alteration Line
Universal Disk Format
Application Binary Interface
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
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"""
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Information Services
Microsoft Certified Professional
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Network Computer
Network Card
Private Branch Network
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Electronic Data Interchange
Memory Management Unit
Point Of Contact
Password File
Terminal (file extension)
Virtual File Allocation Table
Access Control List
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
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Network Management System
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Concurrent Versions System
Error Correction Code
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
National Computer Security Association
Network Operating System
Object Request Broker
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Open Datalink Interface
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Personal Information Manager
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Intelligent Phone
Acceptable Use Policy
Basic Operating System
Enhanced Serial Port
Macromedia Flash source file extension
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Object Oriented Programming System
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Windows Entertainment Package
Amplitude Modulation
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Central Processor Recovery
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Image File (file extension)
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
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)
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Appletalk File Protocol
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Batch Transfer Program
Embedded Data Base
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Search Engine Management
Search Engine Results Page
Need For Speed
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Automatic Data Interchange System
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Backbone Network Service
Compiled Help Markup file extension
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)
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Internet Protocol Security
Logical Link Control
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Remote Procedure Calls
Start Frame Delimiter
Texas Instruments
All to All Broadcast
Beginning Of File
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
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)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Original Manufacture
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Acceptable Quality Level
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
GUID partition table
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Input / Output
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Request For Proposal
Small Computer System Interface
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Card On A STick
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Fiber Channel Loop
Initialization (file extension)
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Active X file extension
Source Address
Knowledge Transfer
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Global Enterprise Manager
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Information Retrieval Language
Network Direct Services
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Windows Compatibility List
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Binary File Transfer
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Object Transaction Monitor
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Single Edge Card
Single User License
Macromedia flash debugging file
Voice Over Data
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Multi - Media file extension
Business Information Managers (software)
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
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)
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Customer Information Control System
CURsor (file extension)
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Logical Unit Number
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Multiple Systems Operator
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Microsoft Script Component 
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
eXtended Memory Specification
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Directory Enabled Network
DRiVe (file extension)
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Java Runtime Environment
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
National Software Testing Laboratories
Remote Emergency Power Off
Voice Over Fiber
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
World Wide Web Worm
Representational state transfer
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
General Purpose Computer
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Leadless Chip Carrier
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Modular Input Output
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Plain Old Telephone System
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Tape Operating System
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Average Access Time
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Advanced Wave Effects
Batch Command Language
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Data Link Connection Identifier
Drive Select Interface
File Access Protocol
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Front End Processor
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Interface Definition Language
LInux boot LOader
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Microsoft Compatibility List
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Standard Parallel Port
Unified Modeling Format
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Unified Modelling Language
facebook markup language
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Data Over Fiber
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Home Computer User
Hand held Personal Computer
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Advanced Authoring Format
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Appletalk Remote Access
Bulk Copy Program
Borland Graphic Protocol
Constant Angular Velocity
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Java Virtual Machine
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Power Up Password
Query By Example
Radio Frequency Interference
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Communicating Word Processor
Distributed Component Object Model
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Internet Domain Name
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Letter Quality
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
IBM graphical operating system
Power Up Diagnostics
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Value Added Reseller
Windows Driver Library
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
document extended
Bit Error Rate
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Digital Video Interactive
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
End User License Agreement
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Line Printer porT
Linux Users Group
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Network News Transfer Protocol
Relational Access Management Association
System Application Architecture
System Policy Editor
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)
Personal unblocking code
A 3D graphic file extension
Bit Error Rate Testing
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
and Email file extension
GNU Public License
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Machine Oriented Language
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Windows RAM
eXtended Technology
Application RAM Performance
Common Graphics Environment
Dial Up Networking
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Resource Interchange File Format
System Object Modle
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Universal Cable Module
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
Parallel Machine
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Direct Cable Connection
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Java Programming Language
JavaScript Encoding
Library Information Management System
Low Level Format
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)
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
JavaScript Object Notation
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Automatic Response Unit
Because Its Time Network
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Windows configuration file extension
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Multiple Virtual Systems
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Virtual Device Driver
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Animation source file extension
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Network Basic Input Output System
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Zone Bit Recording
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Automatic Built In Self Test
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Recently Used Program List
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Virtual DOS Machine
Virtual Memory Manager
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Click through rate
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Common User Access
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Numeric Processing Unit
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Relational Data Base
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Zero Administration Client
Backbone Network
Common Management Information Protocol
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Digital Video Effects
Extended Partition Boot Record
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Most Recently Used Program
Multi-Station Access Unit
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Start of TeXt
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Video Capture Board
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Content Distribution Network
Built in ASseMbler
Computer + Science NETwork
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Project File
Private Virtual Network
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Short File Name
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Control Access Unit
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
FONt file (extension)
Ferro-electric RAM
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
Java Native Interface
Network Device Interface Specification
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Remote MONitoring
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Variable Bit Rate
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Zero Administration Kit
Advanced Business Application Programming
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
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
Macintosh processor
Hyper Text Template
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Visual Basic Library file extension
Facility Control Markup Language
The Go Programming Language
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Data Input / Output
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Electronic magaZINE
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Simple Network Management Protocol
Windows Application Binary Interface
Java Application Descriptor
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
DMa request AKnowledgement
Data Over Internet Protocol
Enhanced DOS for windows
Flat File DataBase
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Long File Names
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Synchronous VRAM
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 
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Zero Administration for Windows
Meta Content format file extension
Compressed file extension
Bus Master Interface Controller
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Global Network Navigator
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Compressed file format (extension)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Remote Lan Node
Artlantis Object file
Bitmap Distribution Format
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Cached Video RAM
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
File Control BlockS
Floppy Disk Operating System
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Browser Helper Objects
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Data Interchange Format
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Function Key
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Multi - Media Compact Disk
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
SYStem INput
SYstems OPerator
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Visual Structured Query Language
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Digital Video Express
Protected Portable Document Format
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
COMMunication port
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Xerox Network System
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Double data rate random access memory
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Distributable Media Format (a Microsoft disk formatting that allows 177 Meg of info to be placed on a 35 disk that normally holds only 144 Meg
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Compact Disc ReWritable
Audio File in AIFF format
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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