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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Internet Service Provider
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
InterNet communication Settings
Graphics Interchange Format
Vines Internet Protocol
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Information Technology
Disk Operating System
Hypertext Reference
Internal Device
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)
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Network Control Center
Personal Computer
Automatic Programming Language
Active Data Objects
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Personal Identification Number
Personal Computer System
System Management Server
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Computer Aided Design
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Video Graphics Adapter
Uniform Resource Locator
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
2 Carrier Response
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Desk-Top Publishing
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Central Processing Unit
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Digital Video Disk
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Network Interface Card
Integrated Circuit
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Remote Access Server / Service
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
MODulate / DEModulate
Network Information Services
Shielded Twisted Pair
Video Electronics Standards Association
Hewlett Packard
Enhanced Chip Set
Wide Area Information System
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
New Technology (Microsofts networking software - version 31 was first release)
"Sun coined the phrase ""Not There"" for the new Microsoft technology"
"IBM coined the phrase ""Nice Try"" for the new Microsoft technology"
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Modem Ready
Internet Protocol
External Device 
Inter-Processes Communications
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Industry Standard Architecture
Cylinder / Head / Sector
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Infrared Data Association
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Sample Rate Conversion
Monochrome Display Adapter 
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
DataBase File (file extension)
Point to Point Protocol
Independent Computing Architecture
Systems Network Architecture
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
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)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
TeXT (file extension)
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Compact Disk
Inter-network Operating System
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Operating System
Most Significant Byte
Information Services Manager
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
A type of virus
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Computer Telephone Integrated
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Back up Domain Controller
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Remote Data Objects
DataBase Management System
Java Script 
Digital to Analog Converters
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Auxiliary Control Process
1 DataBase
2 decibel
General Purpose
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Make Directory (DOS command)
INformation File (file extension)
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Community Antenna Television
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)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Internet Relay Chat
International Business Machines
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Bulletin Board System
Multi-media Personal Computers
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Digital Signal Processing
Resource ReserVation Protocol
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Power On Self Test
Relational Data Base Management System
Printed Circuit Board
Basic Input Output System
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Multi-Protocol Routing
End Of File
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Command Line Interface
ICOn bitmap file
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
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Amplitude Shif Keying
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
MicroSoft Network
True Type Font file (file extension)
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
File Transfer Protocol
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Android application package
DeskTop Conferencing
Cached Dynamic RAM
Erasable Read Only Memory
Cascading Style Sheet
Picture file format
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Defense Data Network
Super video Graphics Adapter
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Really Simple Syndication
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
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)
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Common Internet File System
Generalized Markup Language
GNU C Compiler
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Computer Aided Learning
Integrated Data Processing
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Programmed Input / Output
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Local Area Network
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Unshielded Twisted Pair
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
eXtensible Markup Language
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Primary Domain Controller
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Managed Object Format
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Universal Naming Conventions
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Graphical Device Interface
Pay per click
Software Publishers Association
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Wide Area Network
Computerized Numerical Control
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Frequency Modulation
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Server Message Blocks
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Personal Home Page
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Object Linking and Embedding
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Million of Instructions Per Second
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
Electronic Switching System
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Hard Disk Drive
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Text Message
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
DOS Protected Mode Interface
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Attached Processor
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Network Attached Storage
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Single In-line Package
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)
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Certified Systems Technician
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Java Server Page
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Initial Program Loading
Run Length Encoding
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
video lan client
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Static RAM
Mail Transport Agents
Memory Management Unit
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Emergency Recovery Disk
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Computer Based Training
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Visual Display Terminal
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Authentication Verification
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Automated Engineered Design system
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Media Access Control
Synchronous Data Link Control
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Random Access Memory
Binary Coded Decimal
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Digital Research Incorporated
Microsoft Certified Professional
Audio Interface File Format
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
3D graphic source file extension
Least Significant Byte
Programmable Read Only Memory
Upper Memory Blocks
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
HeLP file (file extension)
MicroProcessor System
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Password Authentication Protocol
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Common Dialog Box
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
American National Standards Institute
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)
Artificial Intelligence
Application Programming Interface
Original Equipment Manufacture
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Remote Emergency Power Off
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
DOcument Template file extension
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Sound File extension in AU format
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Borland Database Engine
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Texas Instruments
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Value Added Network
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Kilobytes per second
e business
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
World Wide Web Consortium
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Rapid Application Development
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Logical Link Control
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
International Data Corporation
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Media Control Interface
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Input Output Processors
Original Manufacture
Object Oriented Programming System
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
High Speed
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Adapter Unit Interface
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Business To Business
Dictionary file format
Flux changes Per Inch
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Personal Information Manager
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Computer Information Officer
Executable (file extension)
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Network Interface Protocol
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Extensible Firmware Interface
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Windows Entertainment Package
Standard Parallel Port
Bits Per Second
Frequently Used Programs
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Single In-line Memory Module
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Network Computer
Network Card
Remote Procedure Calls
Sequenced Packet eXchange
TeMPorary File (file extension)
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
GUID partition table
Automatic Data Interchange System
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Network Operating System
Business To Consumer
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Sectors Per Track
Electronic Funds Transfer
Batch (file extension)
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Search Engine Optimization
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Globally Unique IDentifier 
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)
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Electronic Data Interchange
Start Frame Delimiter
User Interface
Tagged Information File Format
Common Gateway Interface
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Search Engine Management
Diagnostic Function Test
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Line Feed
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Rambus DRAM
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
Batch Transfer Program
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
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
Direct Digital Sound
Access Control List
Object Oriented Programming
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Central Processor Recovery
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Internet Control Message Protocol
Information Retrieval Language
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Amplitude Modulation
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Windows Device Manager
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Concurrent Versions System
Phase Alteration Line
Object Transaction Monitor
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
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)
Small Computer System Interface
Information Services
Open Datalink Interface
Virtual Private Network
Sound file extension
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Need For Speed
Error Correction Code
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Intelligent Phone
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Source Address
Universal Disk Format
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Network Direct Services
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Directory Enabled Network
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)
Point Of Contact
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Multi - Media file extension
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Initialization (file extension)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Universal Cable Module
Windows Compatibility List
Visual Basic
AT Attachment interface
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Voice Over Fiber
All to All Broadcast
MicroProcessor Unit
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Application Binary Interface
Machine Oriented Language
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Acceptable Use Policy
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"""
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Read Only Memory
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Macromedia flash debugging file
Total Cost of Ownership
Unified Modeling Format
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Unified Modelling Language
Basic Operating System
Multiple Systems Operator
Business Information Managers (software)
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Private Branch Network
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Value Added Reseller
Acceptable Quality Level
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Global Enterprise Manager
Interrupt ReQuest
Tape Operating System
Batch Command Language
Beginning Of File
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Password File
Virtual File Allocation Table
Appletalk File Protocol
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Bulk Copy Program
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Appletalk Remote Access
Application RAM Performance
Leadless Chip Carrier
Object Request Broker
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Binary File Transfer
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
Card On A STick
Automatic Gain Control
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Backbone Network Service
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Fiber Channel Loop
GNU Public License
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
National Computer Security Association
Data Over Fiber
Embedded Data Base
National Institute of Standards and Technology
INOX Leisure Limited
Average Access Time
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Radio Frequency Interference
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Java Virtual Machine
Search Engine Results Page
facebook markup language
Bit Error Rate
Constant Angular Velocity
Enhanced Serial Port
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Digital Video Interactive
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Single Edge Card
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Knowledge Transfer
Image File (file extension)
Internet Protocol Security
Network Management System
Power Up Password
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
DRiVe (file extension)
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Network Device Interface Specification
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
eXtended Memory Specification
eXtended Technology
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Active X file extension
Microsoft Script Component 
Bit Error Rate Testing
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
System Object Modle
Terminal (file extension)
Customer Information Control System
Input / Output
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Microsoft Compatibility List
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
General Purpose Computer
Modular Input Output
Multiple Virtual Systems
Graphics file extension
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Interface Definition Language
Line Printer porT
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Recently Used Program List
Video Random Access Memory
Personal unblocking code
Video Capture Board
Voice Over Data
World Wide Web Worm
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Direct Cable Connection
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
File Access Protocol
Front End Processor
Low Level Format
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Single User License
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Virtual Memory Manager
Advanced Wave Effects
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
System Policy Editor
CURsor (file extension)
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Backbone Network
Drive Select Interface
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Network Basic Input Output System
Request For Proposal
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Communicating Word Processor
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Home Computer User
Internet Domain Name
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Power Up Diagnostics
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Query By Example
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Dial Up Networking
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
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)
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Java 2 Micro Edition
Built in ASseMbler
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Parallel Machine
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Distributed Component Object Model
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Virtual Device Driver
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Telephony Application Programming Interface
End User License Agreement
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
JavaScript Encoding
Because Its Time Network
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Relational Access Management Association
Resource Interchange File Format
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Logical Unit Number
Common User Access
Java Runtime Environment
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Project File
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Java Programming Language
Network News Transfer Protocol
IBM graphical operating system
Browser Helper Objects
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Multi-Station Access Unit
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Short File Name
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Representational state transfer
document extended
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Compressed file extension
LInux boot LOader
Letter Quality
System Application Architecture
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
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 publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Windows RAM
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
and Email file extension
Library Information Management System
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Network Management Module
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Content Distribution Network
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Zone Bit Recording
Borland Graphic Protocol
Hercules Graphics Adapter
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Virtual DOS Machine
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Control Access Unit
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Windows configuration file extension
Start of TeXt
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Common Management Information Protocol
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Numeric Processing Unit
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Artlantis Object file
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Data Link Connection Identifier
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Visual Structured Query Language
Windows Application Binary Interface
Animation source file extension
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Extended Partition Boot Record
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Most Recently Used Program
Private Virtual Network
Advanced Authoring Format
Automatic Response Unit
Bus Master Interface Controller
Long File Names
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Multi - Media Compact Disk
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Relational Data Base
JavaScript Object Notation
A 3D graphic file extension
Data Input / Output
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Advanced Business Application Programming
Digital Video Express
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
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
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Macintosh processor
Hyper Text Template
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Remote Lan Node
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Click through rate
Computer + Science NETwork
DMa request AKnowledgement
Enhanced DOS for windows
COMMunication port
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
DMA REQuest lines
Compressed file format (extension)
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Visual Basic Library file extension
Windows Driver Library
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Bitmap Distribution Format
Digital Video Effects
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Java Native Interface
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
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 
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Plain Old Telephone System
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Common Graphics Environment
FONt file (extension)
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Hand held Personal Computer
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Cached Video RAM
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Electronic magaZINE
Audio File in AIFF format
General Electric Network Information Exchange
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Synchronous VRAM
Zero Administration Client
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
The Go Programming Language
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Flat File DataBase
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Remote MONitoring
Simple Network Management Protocol
Floppy Disk Operating System
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
SYStem INput
Function Key
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
EDitor for LINe text
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
SYstems OPerator
Zero Administration for Windows
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Global Network Navigator
Xerox Network System
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
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
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
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
File Control BlockS
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
National Software Testing Laboratories
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Meta Content format file extension
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Automatic Built In Self Test
Linux Users Group
Variable Bit Rate
Zero Administration Kit
Double data rate random access memory
Facility Control Markup Language
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Data Interchange Format
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Compact Disc ReWritable
Java Application Descriptor
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Ferro-electric RAM
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Data Over Internet Protocol
Protected Portable Document Format
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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