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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
InterNet communication Settings
Internet Service Provider
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)
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Automatic Programming Language
Information Technology
Vines Internet Protocol
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Internal Device
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Integrated Circuit
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Remote Access Server / Service
2 Carrier Response
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Computer Aided Design
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Back up Domain Controller
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Personal Computer
Personal Computer System
System Management Server
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Disk Operating System
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Network Control Center
Personal Identification Number
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Internet Protocol
Desk-Top Publishing
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Active Data Objects
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
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"
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
DataBase Management System
Network Interface Card
Sample Rate Conversion
Uniform Resource Locator
Enhanced Chip Set
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Hypertext Reference
Network Information Services
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Internet Relay Chat
MODulate / DEModulate
Digital to Analog Converters
Central Processing Unit
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Information Services Manager
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Independent Computing Architecture
Multi-Protocol Routing
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Inter-Processes Communications
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Systems Network Architecture
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Operating System
Remote Data Objects
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Hewlett Packard
Amplitude Shif Keying
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Relational Data Base Management System
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
INformation File (file extension)
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Most Significant Byte
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Inter-network Operating System
Modem Ready
Infrared Data Association
International Business Machines
Make Directory (DOS command)
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Power On Self Test
Point to Point Protocol
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Wide Area Information System
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
True Type Font file (file extension)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
Cascading Style Sheet
Digital Video Disk
General Purpose
Java Script 
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Bulletin Board System
Text Message
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Initial Program Loading
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Object Linking and Embedding
Basic Input Output System
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
Multi-media Personal Computers
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Digital Signal Processing
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Static RAM
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
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
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
ICOn bitmap file
Video Graphics Adapter
Super video Graphics Adapter
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
External Device 
Industry Standard Architecture
TeXT (file extension)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Auxiliary Control Process
Microsoft Excel file extension
Common Internet File System
File Transfer Protocol
Electronic Switching System
1 DataBase
2 decibel
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Command Line Interface
Printed Circuit Board
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Integrated Services Digital Network (Internet connection: faster than a modem- but slower than a dedicated T-1 or T-10 connection- Allows digital and voice data to share the same line)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Community Antenna Television
Permanent Virtual Circuits
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
MicroSoft Network
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
MicroProcessor System
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Computer Aided Learning
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Managed Object Format
Audio Interface File Format
DeskTop Conferencing
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
World Wide Web Consortium
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Rapid Application Development
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
A type of virus
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
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)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Computer Telephone Integrated
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Visual Display Terminal
End Of File
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)
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
Structured Query Language (database standards)
DataBase File (file extension)
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
GNU C Compiler
Graphics Interchange Format
Network Attached Storage
Arithmetic Logic Unit
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)
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Primary Domain Controller
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Graphical Device Interface
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Run Length Encoding
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Random Access Memory
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
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
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Local Area Network
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Universal Naming Conventions
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Really Simple Syndication
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Video Electronics Standards Association
Common Gateway Interface
Destination Address (network terminology)
Mail Transport Agents
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Synchronous Data Link Control
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Total Cost of Ownership
Pay per click
Executable (file extension)
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
eXtensible Markup Language
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Attached Processor
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Computerized Numerical Control
Integrated Data Processing
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Windows Device Manager
Business To Consumer
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Programmed Input / Output
Single In-line Package
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Batch (file extension)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Extensible Firmware Interface
Network Interface Protocol
Erasable Read Only Memory
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Value Added Network
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
Defense Data Network
Digital Research Incorporated
Single In-line Memory Module
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Media Access Control
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Original Equipment Manufacture
American National Standards Institute
DOcument Template file extension
Artificial Intelligence
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Application Programming Interface
Interrupt ReQuest
Programmable Read Only Memory
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Certified Systems Technician
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Common Dialog Box
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Memory Management Unit
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Picture file format
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Authentication Verification
Frequency Modulation
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Automated Engineered Design system
Emergency Recovery Disk
HeLP file (file extension)
Million of Instructions Per Second
Automatic Gain Control
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Server Message Blocks
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)
Network Computer
Network Card
Hard Disk Drive
Computer Based Training
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Computer Information Officer
Software Publishers Association
Search Engine Optimization
Generalized Markup Language
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Least Significant Byte
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Adapter Unit Interface
Leadless Chip Carrier
Point Of Contact
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Password Authentication Protocol
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Wide Area Network
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
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"""
AT Attachment interface
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Binary Coded Decimal
Electronic Funds Transfer
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)
e business
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Visual Basic
Application Binary Interface
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Sectors Per Track
Voice Over Internet Protocol
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Personal Information Manager
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Dictionary file format
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
INOX Leisure Limited
3D graphic source file extension
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Line Feed
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Graphics file extension
Amplitude Modulation
Input Output Processors
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Diagnostic Function Test
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Tagged Information File Format
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
MicroProcessor Unit
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Internet Control Message Protocol
International Data Corporation
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Java Server Page
Standard Parallel Port
Business To Business
Card On A STick
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Media Control Interface
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
Concurrent Versions System
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Private Branch Network
Object Oriented Programming System
Global Enterprise Manager
Borland Database Engine
Direct Digital Sound
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
High Speed
Initialization (file extension)
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Error Correction Code
Multiple Systems Operator
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Sound File extension in AU format
Bits Per Second
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Intelligent Phone
Read Only Memory
Sequenced Packet eXchange
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)
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Search Engine Results Page
Kilobytes per second
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Sound file extension
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Batch Transfer Program
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Basic Operating System
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Embedded Data Base
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
User Interface
Access Control List
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)
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Central Processor Recovery
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Phase Alteration Line
Microsoft ASseMbler language
National Computer Security Association
Original Manufacture
Information Services
Upper Memory Blocks
Knowledge Transfer
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Microsoft Certified Professional
Personal Home Page
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Electronic Data Interchange
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Remote Emergency Power Off
Object Request Broker
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Universal Disk Format
Source Address
Search Engine Management
Automatic Data Interchange System
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Directory Enabled Network
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Network Operating System
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
GNU Public License
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Open Datalink Interface
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Rambus DRAM
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Small Computer System Interface
Acceptable Use Policy
GUID partition table
Logical Link Control
Start Frame Delimiter
All to All Broadcast
Batch Command Language
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Android application package
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Bulk Copy Program
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Frequently Used Programs
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Terminal (file extension)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Enhanced Serial Port
Machine Oriented Language
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Fiber Channel Loop
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Flux changes Per Inch
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Video Random Access Memory
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Texas Instruments
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
Network Basic Input Output System
Java 2 Micro Edition
Object Oriented Programming
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Cached Dynamic RAM
Microsoft Script Component 
Voice Over Fiber
Need For Speed
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Remote Procedure Calls
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)
Hand held Personal Computer
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Information Retrieval Language
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Tape Operating System
Multi - Media file extension
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
Low Level Format
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
General Purpose Computer
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Windows Entertainment Package
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Communicating Word Processor
Microsoft Compatibility List
Network Device Interface Specification
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
video lan client
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Appletalk File Protocol
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Interface Definition Language
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Single Edge Card
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Active X file extension
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Password File
Virtual Private Network
Unified Modeling Format
Unified Modelling Language
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Project File
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Average Access Time
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
Internet Domain Name
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Digital Video Interactive
Windows Compatibility List
Customer Information Control System
Distributed Component Object Model
Network Direct Services
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Appletalk Remote Access
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Input / Output
Query By Example
Macromedia flash debugging file
Universal Cable Module
Backbone Network
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
File Access Protocol
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
Request For Proposal
Virtual File Allocation Table
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Beginning Of File
Direct Cable Connection
Drive Select Interface
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Bit Error Rate Testing
Radio Frequency Interference
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Acceptable Quality Level
Constant Angular Velocity
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Network Management System
Voice Over Data
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Internet Protocol Security
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
eXtended Memory Specification
Multi-Station Access Unit
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Universal Receiver Transmitter
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Network News Transfer Protocol
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
CURsor (file extension)
and Email file extension
LInux boot LOader
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Relational Access Management Association
Modular Input Output
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
System Policy Editor
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Built in ASseMbler
Business Information Managers (software)
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Letter Quality
Power Up Diagnostics
Single User License
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
DRiVe (file extension)
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Windows Driver Library
Advanced Graphic Adapter
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Image File (file extension)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
FONt file (extension)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Application RAM Performance
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Object Transaction Monitor
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Data Over Fiber
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Content Distribution Network
Bit Error Rate
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
System Object Modle
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Value Added Reseller
Dial Up Networking
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Windows configuration file extension
Binary File Transfer
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Representational state transfer
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Multiple Virtual Systems
The Go Programming Language
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Numeric Processing Unit
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Flux Reversals Per Inch
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Java Virtual Machine
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Backbone Network Service
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Computer + Science NETwork
End User License Agreement
Advanced Authoring Format
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Data Link Connection Identifier
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Power Up Password
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Personal unblocking code
IBM graphical operating system
eXtended Technology
Animation source file extension
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Relational Data Base
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Advanced Wave Effects
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Windows RAM
Artlantis Object file
Java Runtime Environment
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Click through rate
Front End Processor
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Compressed file extension
Digital Video Express
Because Its Time Network
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Virtual Device Driver
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Hyper Text Template
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Common Graphics Environment
Resource Interchange File Format
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Home Computer User
JavaScript Encoding
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Line Printer porT
System Application Architecture
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Browser Helper Objects
Data Input / Output
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Network Management Module
Video Capture Board
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Recently Used Program List
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Extended Partition Boot Record
Virtual Memory Manager
Java Application Descriptor
Control Access Unit
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Common User Access
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
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Borland Graphic Protocol
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
DMa request AKnowledgement
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Wide Area Information Transportation System
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Logical Unit Number
Advanced Business Application Programming
DMA REQuest lines
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Library Information Management System
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Global Network Navigator
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Most Recently Used Program
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
National Software Testing Laboratories
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Windows Application Binary Interface
facebook markup language
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Plain Old Telephone System
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Short File Name
document extended
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
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Multi - Media Compact Disk
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
Automatic Response Unit
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Parallel Machine
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Double data rate random access memory
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Digital Video Effects
Macintosh processor
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Remote MONitoring
JavaScript Object Notation
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Java Programming Language
Virtual DOS Machine
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Start of TeXt
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
Visual Structured Query Language
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Automatic Built In Self Test
Ferro-electric RAM
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Cached Video RAM
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Enhanced DOS for windows
Common Management Information Protocol
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
A 3D graphic file extension
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Bus Master Interface Controller
Flat File DataBase
Bitmap Distribution Format
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
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Long File Names
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
File Control BlockS
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Linux Users Group
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 
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Floppy Disk Operating System
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Electronic magaZINE
Compressed file format (extension)
Private Virtual Network
Remote Lan Node
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Data Interchange Format
EDitor for LINe text
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Visual Basic Library file extension
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Zero Administration Client
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Java Native Interface
SYStem INput
Audio File in AIFF format
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Synchronous VRAM
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Xerox Network System
Facility Control Markup Language
Protected Portable Document Format
COMMunication port
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Function Key
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
World Wide Web Worm
Meta Content format file extension
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Zone Bit Recording
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Variable Bit Rate
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
SYstems OPerator
Zero Administration for Windows
Compact Disc ReWritable
Zero Administration Kit
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
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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