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Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
System Management Server
Vines Internet Protocol
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Personal Identification Number
MODulate / DEModulate
Portable Document File
Information Technology
Computer Aided Design
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Personal Computer
Enhanced Chip Set
Infrared Data Association
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Internet Service Provider
Internet Protocol
InterNet communication Settings
Desk-Top Publishing
Network Interface Card
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Power On Password
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Disk Operating System
Network Control Center
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Inter-Processes Communications
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Shielded Twisted Pair
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Primary Domain Controller
Integrated Circuit
Central Processing Unit
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Internal Device
File Transfer Protocol
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Automatic Programming Language
Point to Point Protocol
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Basic Input Output System
Remote Access Server / Service
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Relational Data Base Management System
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
DataBase Management System
Pay per click
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Digital Video Disk
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
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)
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
International Business Machines
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Remote Data Objects
General Purpose
Uniform Resource Locator
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Hewlett Packard
Printed Circuit Board
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)

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