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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
Vines Internet Protocol
Internet Service Provider
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Automatic Programming Language
Information Technology
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)
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Internal Device
Integrated Circuit
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Personal Computer
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Computer Aided Design
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
System Management Server
2 Carrier Response
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Disk Operating System
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Personal Computer System
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Internet Protocol
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Personal Identification Number
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Remote Access Server / Service
Desk-Top Publishing
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Network Control Center
Network Interface Card
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Information Services Manager
MODulate / DEModulate
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
DataBase Management System
Enhanced Chip Set
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Hypertext Reference
Central Processing Unit
Internet Relay Chat
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
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)
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Sample Rate Conversion
Uniform Resource Locator
Independent Computing Architecture
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Relational Data Base Management System
Resource ReserVation Protocol
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
Digital to Analog Converters
Initial Program Loading
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Monochrome Display Adapter 
Infrared Data Association
Network Information Services
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Shielded Twisted Pair
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
Active Data Objects
Amplitude Shif Keying
Bulletin Board System
Remote Data Objects
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
International Business Machines
Systems Network Architecture
Inter-Processes Communications
Unshielded Twisted Pair
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Point to Point Protocol
Wide Area Information System
Multi-Protocol Routing
Make Directory (DOS command)
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
Object Linking and Embedding
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
Inter-network Operating System
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
Static RAM
Operating System
Text Message
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Cascading Style Sheet
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Digital Signal Processing
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Auxiliary Control Process
Basic Input Output System
ICOn bitmap file
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
Microsoft Excel file extension
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Computer Aided Learning
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Multi-media Personal Computers
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Power On Self Test
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
INformation File (file extension)
Modem Ready
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Audio Interface File Format
General Purpose
Video Graphics Adapter
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Printed Circuit Board
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
TeXT (file extension)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Digital Video Disk
Community Antenna Television
Total Cost of Ownership
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
True Type Font file (file extension)
Java Script 
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)
Managed Object Format
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Super video Graphics Adapter
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Electronic Switching System
Compact Disk
DeskTop Conferencing
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
MicroProcessor System
MicroSoft Network
Industry Standard Architecture
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
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)
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
GNU C Compiler
Hewlett Packard
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
File Transfer Protocol
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Most Significant Byte
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Common Internet File System
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
External Device 
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
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)
Command Line Interface
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Accelerated Graphics Port
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Rapid Application Development
A type of virus
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Arithmetic Logic Unit
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
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Primary Domain Controller
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Graphical Device Interface
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Business To Consumer
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
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
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Graphics Interchange Format
Random Access Memory
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
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)
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
eXtensible Markup Language
Computer Telephone Integrated
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
End Of File
Attached Processor
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Back up Domain Controller
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
World Wide Web Consortium
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Universal Naming Conventions
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Application Binary Interface
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Executable (file extension)
Local Area Network
Single In-line Memory Module
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Network Attached Storage
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
DataBase File (file extension)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Computerized Numerical Control
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
DOS Protected Mode Interface
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Application Programming Interface
Extensible Firmware Interface
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Network Interface Protocol
Synchronous Data Link Control
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Artificial Intelligence
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Video Electronics Standards Association
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
INOX Leisure Limited
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Pay per click
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Really Simple Syndication
Emergency Recovery Disk
Mail Transport Agents
Visual Display Terminal
Authentication Verification
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Digital Research Incorporated
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
Batch (file extension)
Generalized Markup Language
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Automatic Gain Control
Certified Systems Technician
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
Single In-line Package
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
American National Standards Institute
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Adapter Unit Interface
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Interrupt ReQuest
Password Authentication Protocol
Value Added Network
Windows Device Manager
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
Destination Address (network terminology)
Programmed Input / Output
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
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"""
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)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
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
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)
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
DOcument Template file extension
Frequency Modulation
Programmable Read Only Memory
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Central Processor Recovery
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
HeLP file (file extension)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Input Output Processors
Line Feed
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
e business
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)
Dictionary file format
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Picture file format
Run Length Encoding
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Common Dialog Box
Card On A STick
Diagnostic Function Test
Million of Instructions Per Second
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Internet Control Message Protocol
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Sound File extension in AU format
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Initialization (file extension)
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Computer Information Officer
Media Access Control
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
Phase Alteration Line
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Wide Area Network
AT Attachment interface
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Network Computer
Network Card
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Sectors Per Track
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
Search Engine Optimization
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
Electronic Data Interchange
Erasable Read Only Memory
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Original Equipment Manufacture
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)
Directory Enabled Network
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Integrated Data Processing
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Server Message Blocks
Software Publishers Association
User Interface
Borland Database Engine
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Original Manufacture
Private Branch Network
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Business To Business
Least Significant Byte
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Read Only Memory
Visual Basic
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Computer Based Training
Defense Data Network
Hard Disk Drive
Object Oriented Programming System
Personal Information Manager
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Access Control List
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
3D graphic source file extension
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Standard Parallel Port
Acceptable Use Policy
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
MicroProcessor Unit
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Automated Engineered Design system
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Common Gateway Interface
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Direct Digital Sound
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Amplitude Modulation
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Point Of Contact
Tagged Information File Format
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Binary Coded Decimal
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Multiple Systems Operator
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Source Address
All to All Broadcast
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
High Speed
International Data Corporation
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Fiber Channel Loop
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Graphics file extension
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)
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Object Request Broker
Sequenced Packet eXchange
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Average Access Time
Basic Operating System
Digital Video Interactive
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Rambus DRAM
Upper Memory Blocks
Automatic Data Interchange System
Appletalk File Protocol
Multi - Media file extension
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Global Enterprise Manager
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Media Control Interface
Memory Management Unit
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Knowledge Transfer
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Concurrent Versions System
Embedded Data Base
File Access Protocol
GNU Public License
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
Network Operating System
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Intelligent Phone
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Flux changes Per Inch
Frequently Used Programs
Kilobytes per second
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
Password File
Small Computer System Interface
Appletalk Remote Access
Batch Command Language
Bulk Copy Program
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Texas Instruments
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Batch Transfer Program
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Java Server Page
Leadless Chip Carrier
Microsoft Certified Professional
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Remote Emergency Power Off
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Video Random Access Memory
Sound file extension
Windows Entertainment Package
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Machine Oriented Language
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Constant Angular Velocity
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Error Correction Code
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Modular Input Output
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Search Engine Results Page
Terminal (file extension)
Android application package
Direct Cable Connection
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Information Services
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Personal Home Page
Need For Speed
video lan client
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
General Purpose Computer
GUID partition table
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Network Management System
Open Datalink Interface
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Microsoft Script Component 
The Go Programming Language
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Search Engine Management
Unified Modeling Format
Unified Modelling Language
Bits Per Second
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Image File (file extension)
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
Content Distribution Network
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Binary File Transfer
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Low Level Format
Letter Quality
Microsoft Compatibility List
Request For Proposal
Remote Procedure Calls
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
National Computer Security Association
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
System Policy Editor
Tape Operating System
Java 2 Micro Edition
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Hand held Personal Computer
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Bit Error Rate Testing
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
Enhanced Serial Port
Logical Link Control
Network Device Interface Specification
Active X file extension
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Radio Frequency Interference
Start Frame Delimiter
Voice Over Data
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Customer Information Control System
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Distributed Component Object Model
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Globally Unique IDentifier 
Input / Output
Multi-Station Access Unit
Virtual Device Driver
Virtual File Allocation Table
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
LInux boot LOader
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
Power Up Diagnostics
Relational Data Base
Macromedia flash debugging file
Universal Disk Format
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Windows Driver Library
Acceptable Quality Level
Built in ASseMbler
and Email file extension
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Network Direct Services
IBM graphical operating system
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Data Over Fiber
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Object Oriented Programming
Query By Example
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Virtual Private Network
Windows Compatibility List
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Backbone Network
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Communicating Word Processor
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Extended Partition Boot Record
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Computer + Science NETwork
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Internet Protocol Security
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Numeric Processing Unit
Object Transaction Monitor
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Beginning Of File
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Data Input / Output
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Network Basic Input Output System
Project File
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
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
Java Application Descriptor
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Interface Definition Language
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Relational Access Management Association
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Value Added Reseller
Application RAM Performance
Bit Error Rate
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
DRiVe (file extension)
Drive Select Interface
Information Retrieval Language
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Network News Transfer Protocol
National Software Testing Laboratories
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
document extended
CURsor (file extension)
Flux Reversals Per Inch
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
JavaScript Encoding
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Network Management Module
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
Backbone Network Service
Common User Access
Data Link Connection Identifier
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Animation source file extension
Windows configuration file extension
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Line Printer porT
Plain Old Telephone System
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Single Edge Card
Video Capture Board
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Windows Application Binary Interface
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
Click through rate
Digital Video Express
Borland Graphic Protocol
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Cached Dynamic RAM
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
Internet Domain Name
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Universal Cable Module
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
Dial Up Networking
Front End Processor
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Microsoft Certified Trainer
eXtended Technology
Parallel Machine
Representational state transfer
Automatic Response Unit
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
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
End User License Agreement
Java Virtual Machine
DMA REQuest lines
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Java Runtime Environment
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Double data rate random access memory
facebook markup language
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Most Recently Used Program
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Voice Over Fiber
Personal unblocking code
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
Digital Video Effects
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
Power Up Password
Virtual Memory Manager
eXtended Memory Specification
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Compressed file extension
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
Because Its Time Network
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Linux Users Group
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
System Application Architecture
Single User License
Wide Area Information Transportation System
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Artlantis Object file
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Business Information Managers (software)
Common Graphics Environment
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Home Computer User
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Resource Interchange File Format
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Advanced Wave Effects
Browser Helper Objects
Control Access Unit
DMa request AKnowledgement
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
Logical Unit Number
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Recently Used Program List
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Ferro-electric RAM
Global Network Navigator
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
System Object Modle
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Cached Video RAM
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
Short File Name
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Data Interchange Format
Flat File DataBase
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Start of TeXt
Visual Structured Query Language
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Floppy Disk Operating System
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Virtual DOS Machine
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Advanced Authoring Format
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Bus Master Interface Controller
Common Management Information Protocol
Data Over Internet Protocol
FONt file (extension)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Audio File in AIFF format
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Hyper Text Template
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Enhanced DOS for windows
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Electronic magaZINE
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
Remote MONitoring
Windows RAM
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Advanced Business Application Programming
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Macintosh processor
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Library Information Management System
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Multiple Virtual Systems
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
Automatic Built In Self Test
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Long File Names
SYStem INput
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Java Native Interface
Java Programming Language
Private Virtual Network
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Facility Control Markup Language
EDitor for LINe text
Bitmap Distribution Format
COMMunication port
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
File Control BlockS
Compressed file format (extension)
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Variable Bit Rate
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
JavaScript Object Notation
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
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 
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Compact Disc ReWritable
World Wide Web Worm
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Xerox Network System
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
A 3D graphic file extension
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
PKWare program (exe2binexe) that converts a compression (zip arc- lhz- etc) file to a binary or executable file This allows a user to decompress the file without having a copy of PK Zip
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Function Key
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Zero Administration Client
Meta Content format file extension
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
Visual Basic Library file extension
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
Remote Lan Node
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
SYstems OPerator
Zero Administration Kit
Protected Portable Document Format
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Synchronous VRAM
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Zone Bit Recording
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Research and Development
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Zero Administration for Windows
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
A virtual device driver file extension
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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