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