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

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