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

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