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