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