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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
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Graphics Interchange Format
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Internet Service Provider
2 Advanced Technology
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
Vines Internet Protocol
Information Technology
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Hypertext Reference
Personal Computer
InterNet communication Settings
Modem Ready
Internal Device
Active Data Objects
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Power On Password
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
World Wide Wait - slang
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
Desk-Top Publishing
Network Control Center
Uniform Resource Locator
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Carrier Response
Computer Aided Design
Automatic Programming Language
Disk Operating System
Digital Video Disk
Internet Protocol
Personal Computer System
Personal Identification Number
Remote Access Server / Service
Central Processing Unit
Network Interface Card
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
"IBM coined the phrase ""Nice Try"" for the new Microsoft technology"
"Sun coined the phrase ""Not There"" for the new Microsoft technology"
New Technology (Microsofts networking software - version 31 was first release)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Integrated Circuit
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
System Management Server
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
TeXT (file extension)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Network Information Services
MODulate / DEModulate
Hewlett Packard
e business
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Application Service Provider
Active Server Page
Computer Telephone Integrated
Video Graphics Adapter
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
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)
Point to Point Protocol
Inter-Processes Communications
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
Compact Disk
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
DataBase Management System
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Back up Domain Controller
Infrared Data Association
Operating System
Enhanced Chip Set
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ICOn bitmap file
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
External Device 
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
2 decibel
1 DataBase
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Independent Computing Architecture
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
1 Color Graphics Adapter
Characters Per Second
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Sample Rate Conversion
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Industry Standard Architecture
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Make Directory (DOS command)
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
A type of virus
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
DataBase File (file extension)
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Bulletin Board System
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Basic Input Output System
Cylinder / Head / Sector
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
INformation File (file extension)
Auxiliary Control Process
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Wide Area Information System
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Catalog File extension
Multi-media Personal Computers
Most Significant Byte
Java Script 
Printed Circuit Board
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
File Transfer Protocol
2 Compatible Duplex System
1 Comprehensive Display System 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Digital Signal Processing
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Remote Data Objects
Information Services Manager
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Microsoft Membership System
Distributed Computing Environment
Microsoft Merchant Server
Arithmetic Logic Unit
2 Email Postal Software
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Command Line Interface
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Erasable Read Only Memory
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Amplitude Shif Keying
General Purpose
International Business Machines
Android application package
Multi-Protocol Routing
DeskTop Conferencing
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
MANual pages (Unix help files)
Metropolitan Area Network (several LANs connected together in a similar geographical region Hospitals and Colleges use these often to share resources)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Cached Dynamic RAM
GNU C Compiler
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Picture file format
Secure Application Protocol
Service Advertising Protocol (NT uses to announce available resources to Novell equip)
Statistical Analysis Programming language
Service Access Point
System Applications and Products
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)
Primary Domain Controller
Distributed Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Data Control Systems
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Really Simple Syndication
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Systems Network Architecture
Generalized Markup Language
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
MicroSoft Network
Digital to Analog Converters
Inter-network Operating System
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Integrated Data Processing
Internet Relay Chat
Relational Data Base Management System
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Cascading Style Sheet
Video Electronics Standards Association
Community Antenna Television
Common Internet File System
Power On Self Test
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Local Area Network
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Initial Program Loading
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Programmed Input / Output
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
1 DATa (file extension)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Single In-line Package
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)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Voice Messaging System
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Virtual Machine System
Hard Disk Drive
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Defense Data Network
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Attached Processor
Destination Address (network terminology)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Object Linking and Embedding
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Artificial Intelligence
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
eXtensible Markup Language
World Wide Web Worm
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Computer Based Training
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Pay per click
3D graphic source file extension
Wide Area Network
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
End Of File
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Computerized Numerical Control
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Random Access Memory
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
True Type Font file (file extension)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Computer Aided Learning
Original Equipment Manufacture
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Authentication Verification
Frequency Modulation
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Borland Database Engine
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Graphical Device Interface
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
CompuServe Inc
Command Sequence Introducer
Accelerated Graphics Port
2 Automatic Data Processing
1 Application Development Programming 
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
Distributed Protocol Interface
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Microsoft Certified Professional
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Automated Engineered Design system
Active Matrix Display
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Network Operating System
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Object Oriented Programming System
Java Server Page
Standard Parallel Port
Network Attached Storage
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
1 Integrated Development Environment 
Binary Coded Decimal
Frequently Used Programs
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Managed Object Format
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Access Control Entry
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
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)
Certified Systems Technician
Dictionary file format
High Speed
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
2 Component Object Module 
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
Universal Naming Conventions
3 COMmon object
video lan client
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Association of Computer Machinery
Electronic Switching System
Search Engine Optimization
Media Access Control
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
American National Standards Institute
Programmable Read Only Memory
Million of Instructions Per Second
World Wide Web Consortium
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Software Publishers Association
GUID partition table
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Input Output Processors
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Server Message Blocks
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Personal Home Page
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Computer Information Officer
Business To Business
Media Control Interface
Password Authentication Protocol
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Text Message
Flux changes Per Inch
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Synchronous Data Link Control
Application Programming Interface
International Data Corporation
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
TApe Archive
Common Dialog Box
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Emergency Recovery Disk
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Electronic Data Interchange
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Directory Enabled Network
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Access Control System
Executable (file extension)
Batch Transfer Program
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Digital Research Incorporated
Audio Visual Interleave
Movie file extension
INOX Leisure Limited
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Value Added Network
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Least Significant Byte
Visual Display Terminal
Information Services
Static RAM
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Audio Interface File Format
Network Interface Protocol
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Memory Management Unit
Business To Consumer
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Open Datalink Interface
Mail Transport Agents
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Bits Per Second
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Automatic Numbering Identification
ANImated cursors - (file extension used with Windows 95 instead of multiple cur files)  Can also be used by other animation tools or programs
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Texas Instruments
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Remote Procedure Calls
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Network Card
Network Computer
Logical Link Control
Original Manufacture
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Automatic Data Interchange System
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Common Information Model
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Windows Entertainment Package
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)
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Internet Control Message Protocol
Concurrent Versions System
Access Control List
Batch (file extension)
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Intelligent Phone
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Information Retrieval Language
Transistor to Transistor Logic
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
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
Search Engine Management
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Amplitude Modulation
Run Length Encoding
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Kilobytes per second
Error Correction Code
Multiple Systems Operator
Adapter Unit Interface
Central Processor Recovery
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Sectors Per Track
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Multi - Media file extension
Personal Information Manager
Bit Error Rate
Electronic Funds Transfer
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
MicroProcessor System
HeLP file (file extension)
Input / Output
facebook markup language
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
4 Write Protected
Diagnostic Function Test
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
2 Word Perfect Corporation
1 Word Processor 
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Sound File extension in AU format
Macromedia flash debugging file
Rapid Application Development
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Need For Speed
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Single In-line Memory Module
Direct Digital Sound
AT Attachment interface
Tagged Information File Format
Line Feed
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
DOcument Template file extension
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Report Program Generator 
Source Address
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Read Only Memory
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Personal unblocking code
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
2 Virtual Machine
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
1 Virtual Memory 
Upper Memory Blocks
User Interface
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Phase Alteration Line
Universal Cable Module
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
2 Peer Web Server
1 Personal Web Server 
Binary File Transfer
Private Communication Technology
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Batch Command Language
2 windows clipboard file extension
1 CLiP art 
Remote Emergency Power Off
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Network Direct Services
Global Enterprise Manager
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Common Gateway Interface
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Virtual Private Network
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Object Oriented Programming
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Acceptable Use Policy
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Extensible Firmware Interface
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Leadless Chip Carrier
Start Frame Delimiter
2 Voice Recognition
1 Virtual Reality 
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Unified Modelling Language
Search Engine Results Page
Bulk Copy Program
Unified Modeling Format
Appletalk File Protocol
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Windows Compatibility List
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
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)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Basic Operating System
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Acceptable Quality Level
Object Request Broker
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Appletalk Remote Access
Universal Disk Format
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
System Policy Editor
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Sound file extension
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Object Transaction Monitor
Automatic Gain Control
Beginning Of File
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Small Computer System Interface
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
"4 ""declares variables in Visual Basic programming language"""
3 Desktop Information Manager (Microsofts information exchange) 
2 Dynamic Information Manager (shared contact information database) 
1 DIMention 
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
General Purpose Computer
Single Edge Card
Point Of Contact
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Digital Video Interactive
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Parallel Machine
File Access Protocol
Microsoft Script Component 
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Microsoft Compatibility List
Fiber Channel Loop
Business Information Managers (software)
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Password File
Card On A STick
Borland Graphic Protocol
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
eXtended Technology
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Artlantis Object file
Terminal (file extension)
Application RAM Performance
2 Print Code Language
1 Printer Control Language 
Interrupt ReQuest
MicroProcessor Unit
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Backbone Network Service
Bit Error Rate Testing
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Rambus DRAM
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Knowledge Transfer
Data Over Fiber
Enhanced Serial Port
Image File (file extension)
Machine Oriented Language
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Advanced Business Application Programming
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Direct Cable Connection
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Customer Information Control System
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Original Service Release
Single User License
Constant Angular Velocity
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
GNU Public License
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Fast File System
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Digital Video Express
National Computer Security Association
Graphics file extension
The Go Programming Language
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Average Access Time
Application Binary Interface
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
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)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Java Virtual Machine
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Voice Over Data
Initialization (file extension)
Voice Over Fiber
Value Added Reseller
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Fiber Channel Standard
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
eXtended Memory Specification
Power Up Password
System Object Modle
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Bitmap Distribution Format
Radio Frequency Interference
All to All Broadcast
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
document extended
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Visual Basic
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Tape Operating System
Built in ASseMbler
Network Device Interface Specification
Private Branch Network
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Windows Device Manager
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
CURsor (file extension)
Internet Domain Name
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Drive Select Interface
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
DRiVe (file extension)
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Front End Processor
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Facility Control Markup Language
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Low Level Format
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Interface Definition Language
Representational state transfer
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Active X file extension
Total Cost of Ownership
Video Capture Board
Embedded Data Base
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Distributed Component Object Model
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Virtual Memory Manager
Multiple Virtual Systems
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Resource Interchange File Format
Advanced Wave Effects
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Relational Data Base
Library Information Management System
Query By Example
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Internet Protocol Security
Compressed file extension
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Modular Input Output
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Windows configuration file extension
Request For Proposal
JavaScript Object Notation
Video Random Access Memory
Content Distribution Network
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Network Management System
Recently Used Program List
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Line Printer porT
and Email file extension
Home Computer User
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Java Runtime Environment
Power Up Diagnostics
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Communicating Word Processor
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)
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Dial Up Networking
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Network News Transfer Protocol
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Common Graphics Environment
Letter Quality
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Virtual Device Driver
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
JavaScript Encoding
Distributable Media Format (a Microsoft disk formatting that allows 177 Meg of info to be placed on a 35 disk that normally holds only 144 Meg
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
National Software Testing Laboratories
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Network Basic Input Output System
Browser Helper Objects
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Because Its Time Network
Automatic Response Unit
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Common Management Information Protocol
Control Access Unit
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Advanced Authoring Format
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Windows Driver Library
Backbone Network
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Common User Access
Audio File in AIFF format
LInux boot LOader
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Virtual File Allocation Table
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Virtual DOS Machine
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Java 2 Micro Edition
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Project File
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Hand held Personal Computer
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Meta Content format file extension
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Data Link Connection Identifier
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Hyper Text Template
Short File Name
Digital Video Effects
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
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
IBM graphical operating system
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Computer + Science NETwork
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Animation source file extension
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
System Application Architecture
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Java Programming Language
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Logical Unit Number
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Bus Master Interface Controller
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Visual Structured Query Language
End User License Agreement
Windows Application Binary Interface
Numeric Processing Unit
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Multi-Station Access Unit
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Relational Access Management Association
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Click through rate
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Compressed file format (extension)
Network Management Module
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Windows RAM
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
DMA REQuest lines
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Floppy Disk Operating System
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Linux Users Group
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Macintosh processor
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Java Native Interface
Long File Names
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Zero Administration Client
Data Input / Output
Double data rate random access memory
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Compact Disc ReWritable
Data Interchange Format
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
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 
COMMunication port
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Private Virtual Network
Zone Bit Recording
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Remote Lan Node
Global Network Navigator
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Extended Partition Boot Record
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
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
FONt file (extension)
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Zero Administration Kit
Xerox Network System
Start of TeXt
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
DMa request AKnowledgement
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Visual Basic Library file extension
Electronic magaZINE
Plain Old Telephone System
Function Key
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Synchronous VRAM
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
A 3D graphic file extension
Most Recently Used Program
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Enhanced DOS for windows
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Automatic Built In Self Test
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Java Application Descriptor
Zero Administration for Windows
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
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
Data Over Internet Protocol
File Control BlockS
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Remote MONitoring
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
EDitor for LINe text
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
SYStem INput
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
Cached Video RAM
SYstems OPerator
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Variable Bit Rate
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
Ferro-electric RAM
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Flat File DataBase
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
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)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Protected Portable Document Format
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language

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