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