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List of computing and IT abbreviations

This is a list of computing and IT abbreviations.

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A

  • AAAnti-Aliasing
  • AAAAuthentication Authorization, Accounting
  • AABBAxis Aligned Bounding Box
  • AACAdvanced Audio Coding (audio compression format defined by the MPEG-2 standard)
  • AALATM Adaptation Layer
  • AALCATM Adaptation Layer Connection
  • AARPAppleTalk Address Resolution Protocol
  • ABIApplication Binary Interface
  • ABMAsynchronous Balanced Mode
  • ABRArea Border Router
  • ABRAuto Baud — Rate Detect
  • ABRAvailable Bit Rate
  • ACAlternating Current
  • ACAcoustic Coupler
  • ACDAutomatic Call Distributor
  • ACFAdvanced Communications Function
  • ACF NCPAdvanced Communications Function — Network Control Program
  • ACIDAtomicity Consistency Isolation Durability
  • ACKACKnowledgement
  • ACLAccess Control List
  • ACLActive Current Loop
  • ACMAssociation for Computing Machinery
  • ACMEAutomated Classification of Medical Entities
  • ACPIAdvanced Configuration and Power Interface
  • ACRAllowed Cell Rate
  • ACRAttenuation to Crosstalk Ratio
  • ADActive Directory
  • ADAdministrative Domain
  • ADCAnalog-To-Digital Converter
  • ADCApple Display Connector (DVI variant)
  • ADBApple Desktop Bus
  • ADCCPAdvanced Data Communications Control Protocol/Procedures
  • ADOActiveX Data Objects
  • ADSLAsymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (variant of DSL)
  • ADTAbstract Data Type
  • AEAdaptive Equalizer
  • AESAdvanced Encryption Standard
  • AFAnisotropic Filtering
  • AFPApple Filing Protocol
  • AGPAccelerated Graphics Port (sometimes used with a suffix indicating the port's bandwidth, like AGP4x)
  • AHActive Hub
  • AIArtificial Intelligence
  • AIXAdvanced Interactive Executive
  • AjaxAsynchronous JavaScript and XML
  • ALActive Link
  • ALAccess List
  • ALGOLAlgorithmic Language
  • ALSAAdvanced Linux Sound Architecture
  • ALUArithmetic and Logical Unit
  • AMActive Matrix
  • AMAccess Method
  • AMActive Monitor
  • AMAmplitude Modulation
  • AMDAdvanced Micro Devices
  • AMRAudio Modem Riser
  • ANNArtificial Neural Network
  • ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
  • ANTAnother Neat Tool
  • AoEATA over Ethernet
  • AOPAspect-Oriented Programming
  • APCIApplication-Layer Protocol Control Information
  • APIApplication Programming Interface
  • APICAdvanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
  • APIPAAutomatic Private IP Addressing
  • APLA Programming Language
  • APSAccunet Packet Service
  • APRApache Portable Runtime
  • ARCAdvanced RISC Computing
  • ARINAmerican Registry for Internet Numbers
  • ARMAdvanced RISC Machines
  • ARPAddress Resolution Protocol
  • ARPAAddress and Routing Parameter Area
  • ARPAAdvanced Research Projects Agency (see also DARPA)
  • ARPANETAdvanced Research Projects Agency Network
  • ASAccess Server
  • ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ASGAbstract Semantic Graph
  • ASICApplication Specific Integrated Circuit
  • ASLR - Address Space Layout Randomization
  • ASMPAsymmetric Multiprocessing
  • ASN.1Abstract Syntax Notation 1
  • ASPApplication Service Provider
  • ASP (MS ASP) — Active Server Pages
  • ASRAsynchronous Signal Routine
  • ASTAbstract Syntax Tree
  • ASSPApplication Specific Standard Product
  • ATAdvanced Technology
  • ATAccess Time
  • ATActive Terminator
  • ATAAdvanced Technology Attachment
  • ATAGAuthoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines
  • ATAPIAdvanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
  • ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
  • AVCAdvanced Video Coding
  • AVIAudio Video Interleaved
  • AWTAbstract Windowing Toolkit

B

  • B2BBusiness-to-Business
  • B2CBusiness-to-Consumer
  • BashBourne-again shell
  • BASICBeginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
  • BBPBaseband Processor
  • BBSBulletin Board System
  • BCDBinary Coded Decimal
  • BEEPBlocks Extensible Exchange Protocol
  • BERBit Error Rate
  • BFDBinary File Descriptor
  • BFSBreadth-First Search
  • BGPBorder Gateway Protocol
  • BiDiBi-Directional
  • binbinary
  • BINACBinary Automatic Computer
  • BINDBerkeley Internet Name Daemon
  • BIOSBasic Input Output System
  • BJTBipolar Junction Transistor
  • bitbinary digit
  • BlobBinary large object
  • Blog — Web Log
  • BMPBasic Multilingual Plane
  • BNCBayonet Neill-Concelman
  • BOINCBerkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
  • BOMByte Order Mark
  • BOOTPBootstrap Protocol
  • BPDUBridge Protocol Data Unit
  • BPELBusiness Process Execution Language
  • BPLBroadband over Power Lines
  • bpsbits per second
  • BRRBusiness Readiness Rating
  • BSABusiness Software Alliance
  • BSDBerkeley Software Distribution (Unix variant)
  • BSoDBlue Screen of Death
  • BSSBlock Started by Symbol
  • BTBitTorrent
  • BTBluetooth
  • BTAMBasic Telecommunications Access Method (an IBM OS/360 API)
  • BWBandwidth

C

  • CACertificate Authority
  • CADComputer-Aided Design
  • CAEComputer-Aided Engineering
  • CAIDComputer Aided Industrial Design
  • CAIComputer-Aided Instruction
  • CAMComputer-Aided Manufacturing
  • CAPTCHACompletely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
  • CAT - Computer-Aided Translation
  • CAQComputer Aided Quality
  • CASEComputer-Aided Software Engineering
  • ccC Compiler
  • CDCompact Disc
  • CDECommon Desktop Environment
  • CDMACode Division Multiple Access
  • CDN - Content Delivery Network
  • CDPContinuous Data Protection
  • CD-RCD-Recordable
  • CD-ROMCD Read-Only Memory
  • CD-RWCD-Rewritable
  • CDSACommon Data Security Architecture
  • CERTComputer Emergency Response Team
  • CFWSComment and/or Folding White Space
  • CESConsumer Electronics Show
  • CFCompact Flash
  • CFDComputational Fluid Dynamics
  • CFGContext-Free Grammar
  • CFGControl Flow Graph
  • CGComputer Graphics
  • CGAColor Graphics Array
  • CGICommon Gateway Interface
  • CGIComputer-Generated Imagery
  • CGTComputational Graph Theory
  • CHAPChallenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol
  • CHSCylinder-Head-Sector
  • CIFSCommon Internet Filesystem
  • CIMCommon Information Model
  • CISCComplex Instruction Set Computer
  • CJKChinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • CJKVChinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese
  • CLICommand Line Interface
  • CLRCommon Language Runtime
  • CMConfiguration Management
  • CMContent Management
  • CMOSComplementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
  • CMSContent Management System
  • CNCanonical Name
  • CNCommon Name
  • CNCComputer Numerical Control
  • CNRCommunications and Networking Riser
  • COBOLCommon Business-Oriented Language
  • COMComponent Object Model
  • CORBACommon Object Request Broker Architecture
  • COTSCommercial Off-The-Shelf
  • CMMI - Capability Maturity Model Integration
  • CPACell Processor Architecture
  • CPAControl Panel Applet
  • CPAConverged Packet Access
  • CPANComprehensive Perl Archive Network
  • CP/MControl Program/Monitor
  • cpscharacters per second
  • CPUCentral Processing Unit
  • CRCarriage Return
  • CRANComprehensive R Archive Network
  • CRCCyclic Redundancy Check
  • CRLFCarriage Return Line Feed
  • CRMCustomer Relationship Management
  • CRTCathode Ray Tube
  • CSCable Select
  • CSComputer Science
  • CSEComputer Science and Engineering
  • CSICommon System Interface
  • CSRFCross-Site Request Forgery
  • CSSCascading Style Sheets
  • CSSContent-Scrambling System
  • CSSClosed Source Software
  • CSSCross-Site Scripting
  • CSVComma-Separated Values
  • CTComputerized Tomography
  • CTANComprehensive TeX Archive Network
  • CTCPClient-To-Client Protocol
  • CTIComputer Telephony Integration
  • CTLComputational Tree Logic
  • CTMClose To Metal
  • CTSClear To Send
  • CTSSCompatible Time-Sharing System
  • CUACommon User Access
  • CVSConcurrent Versioning System

D

  • DACDigital-To-Analog Converter
  • DACDiscretionary Access Control
  • DAOData Access Objects
  • DAODisk-At-Once
  • DAPDirectory Access Protocol
  • DARPADefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • DATDigital Audio Tape
  • DBDatabase
  • DBADatabase Administrator
  • DBCSDouble Byte Character Set
  • DBMSDatabase Management System
  • DCCDirect Client-to-Client
  • DCCADebian Common Core Alliance
  • DCLData Control Language
  • DCMIDublin Core Metadata Initiative
  • DCOMDistributed Component Object Model
  • DDDouble Density
  • DDEDynamic Data Exchange
  • DDLData Definition Language
  • DDoSDistributed Denial of Service
  • DDRDouble Data Rate
  • DECDigital Equipment Corporation
  • DESData Encryption Standard
  • devdevelopment
  • DFADeterministic Finite Automaton
  • DFDData Flow Diagram
  • DFSDepth-First Search
  • DFSDistributed File System
  • DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DHTMLDynamic HTML
  • DIMMDual Inline Memory Module
  • DINDeutsches Institut für Normung
  • DIPDual In-line Package
  • DIVXDigital Video Express
  • DIY - Do It Yourself devices
  • DKIMDomain Keys Identified Mail
  • DLDownload
  • DLLDynamic Link Library
  • DLPDigital Light Processing
  • DMADirect Memory Access
  • DMCADigital Millennium Copyright Act
  • DMLData Manipulation Language
  • DMRDennis M. Ritchie
  • DNDistinguished Name
  • DNDDrag-and-Drop
  • DNSDomain Name System
  • DOCSISData Over Cable Service Interface Specification
  • DOMDocument Object Model
  • DoSDenial of Service
  • DOSDisk Operating System
  • DPDot Pitch
  • DPIDots Per Inch
  • DPMIDOS Protected Mode Interface
  • DPMSDisplay Power Management Signaling
  • DRAMDynamic Random Access Memory
  • DRIDirect Rendering Infrastructure
  • DRMDigital Rights Management
  • DRMDirect Rendering Manager
  • DSDLDocument Schema Definition Languages
  • DSDMDynamic Systems Development Method
  • DSLDigital Subscriber Line
  • DSLDomain-Specific Language
  • DSLAMDigital subscriber line access multiplexer
  • DSNDatabase Source Name (ODBC)
  • DSNDataset Name? (OS/390)
  • DSPDigital Signal Processor
  • DSSSLDocument Style Semantics and Specification Language
  • DTDDocument Type Definition
  • DTEData Terminal Equipment
  • DTPDesktop Publishing
  • DTRData Terminal Ready
  • DVDDigital Versatile Disc
  • DVDDigital Video Disc
  • DVD-RDVD-Recordable
  • DVD-ROMDVD-Read Only Memory
  • DVD-RWDVD-Rewritable
  • DVIDigital Visual Interface
  • DVRDigital Video Recorder (see also PVR)

E

  • EAIEnterprise Application Integration
  • EAPExtensible Authentication Protocol
  • EBCDICExtended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
  • EBMLExtensible Binary Meta Language
  • ECCElliptic Curve Cryptography
  • ECMAEuropean Computer Manufacturers Association
  • EDAElectronic Design Automation
  • EDIElectronic Data Interchange
  • EDOExtended Data Out
  • EDSACElectronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer
  • EDVACElectronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer
  • EEPROMElectronically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • EFFElectronic Frontier Foundation
  • EFIExtensible Firmware Interface
  • EFMEight-to-Fourteen Modulation
  • EGAEnhanced Graphics Array
  • EGPExterior Gateway Protocol
  • eIDelectronic ID card
  • EIDEEnhanced IDE
  • EIGRPEnhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
  • EISAExtended Industry Standard Architecture
  • ELFExtremely Low Frequency
  • ELFExecutable and Linkable Format
  • ELMElectronic Mail
  • EMACSEditor Macros
  • EMSExpanded Memory Specification
  • ENIACElectronic Numerical Integrator And Computer
  • EOFEnd of File
  • EOLEnd of Life
  • EOLEnd of Line
  • EOMEnd of Message
  • EPROMErasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • ERPEnterprise Resource Planning
  • ESCONEnterprise Systems Connection
  • ESDElectrostatic Discharge
  • ETLExtract, Transform, Load
  • ESREric Steven Raymond
  • EUCExtended Unix Code
  • EULAEnd User License Agreement
  • EXEEXEcutable

F

  • FAPFORTRAN Assembly Program
  • FATFile Allocation Table
  • FAQFrequently Asked Questions
  • FBDIMMFully Buffered Dual Inline Memory Module
  • FC-ALFiber Channel Arbitrated Loop
  • FCBFile Control Block
  • FDCFloppy Disk Controller
  • FDSFedora Directory Server
  • FDDFloppy Disk Drive
  • FDDIFiber Distributed Data Interface
  • FDMAFrequency-Division Multiple Access
  • FECForward Error Correction
  • FEMBFront-End Motherboard
  • FETField Effect Transistor
  • FICONFiber Connectivity
  • FIFOFirst In First Out
  • FHSFilesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec
  • FLOPSFLoating-Point Operations Per Second
  • FCSFrame Check Sequence
  • FLOSSFree/Libre/Open Source Software
  • FOLDOCFree On-line Dictionary of Computing
  • FOSDEMFree and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting
  • FOSIFormatted Output Specification Instance
  • FOSSFree and Open Source Software
  • FPGAField Programmable Gate Array
  • FPUFloating Point Unit
  • FSFile System
  • FSBFront Side Bus
  • FSFFree Software Foundation
  • FSMFinite State Machine
  • FTTCFiber To The Curb
  • FTTHFiber To The Home
  • FTTPFiber To The Premises
  • FTPFile Transfer Protocol
  • FQDNFully Qualified Domain Name
  • FUCTFailed Under Continuous Test
  • FUDFear Uncertainty Doubt
  • FWSFolding White Space
  • FXPFile eXchange Protocol

G

  • G11NGlobalization
  • GbGigabit
  • GBGigabyte
  • GCCGNU Compiler Collection (formerly GNU C Compiler)
  • GCJGNU Compiler for Java
  • GCRGroup Code Recording
  • GDBGNU Debugger
  • GDIGraphics Device Interface
  • GFDLGNU Free Documentation License
  • GIFGraphics Interchange Format
  • GIGOGarbage In, Garbage Out
  • GIMPGNU Image Manipulation Program
  • GIMPSGreat Internet Mersenne Prime Search
  • GISGeographic Information System
  • GLUT — OpenGL Utility Toolkit
  • GMLGeography Markup Language
  • GNOMEGNU Network Object Model Environment
  • GNUGNU's Not Unix
  • GOMSGoals, Operators, Methods, and Selection rules
  • GPGGNU Privacy Guard
  • GPGPUGeneral-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units
  • GPIBGeneral-Purpose Instrumentation Bus
  • GPLGeneral Public License
  • GPLGeneral-Purpose Language
  • GPRSGeneral Packet Radio Service
  • GPTGUID Partition Table
  • GPUGraphics Processing Unit
  • GRUBGrand Unified Boot-Loader
  • GSMGlobal System for Mobile Communications
  • GTK+GIMP Toolkit
  • GUIGraphical User Interface
  • GUIDGlobally Unique IDentifier
  • GWTGoogle Web Toolkit

H

  • HALHardware Abstraction Layer
  • HBAHost Bus Adapter
  • HCIHuman Computer Interaction
  • HDHigh Density
  • HDDHard Disk Drive
  • HD DVDHigh Definition DVD
  • HDLHardware Description Language
  • HFHigh Frequency
  • HHDHybrid Hard Drive
  • HIDHuman Interface Device
  • HIGHuman Interface Guidelines
  • HIRDHurd of Interfaces Representing Depth
  • HMAHigh Memory Area
  • HPHewlett-Packard
  • HPCHigh-Performance Computing
  • HPFSHigh Performance File System
  • HSMHierarchical Storage Management
  • HTHyper Threading
  • HTMHierarchical Temporal Memory
  • HTMLHypertext Markup Language
  • [] — Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • [] — Hypertext Transport Protocol Daemon
  • HTXHyperTransport eXpansion
  • HURDHird of Unix-Replacing Daemons
  • HVDHolographic Versatile Disc
  • HzHertz

I

  • I2CInter-Integrated Circuit
  • I18NInternationalization
  • IANAInternet Assigned Numbers Authority
  • iBCSIntel Binary Compatibility Standard
  • IBMInternational Business Machines
  • ICIntegrated Circuit
  • ICANNInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  • ICEIn-Circuit Emulator
  • ICEIntrusion Countermeasure Electronics
  • ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol
  • ICPInternet Cache Protocol
  • ICTInformation and Communication Technology
  • IDEIntegrated Development Environment
  • IDEIntegrated Drive Electronics
  • IDLInterface Definition Language
  • IDSIntrusion Detection System
  • IEInternet Explorer
  • IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission
  • IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IETFInternet Engineering Task Force
  • IFLIntegrated Facility for Linux
  • IGMPInternet Group Management Protocol
  • IGRPInterior Gateway Routing Protocol
  • IHVIndependent Hardware Vendor
  • IIOPInternet Inter-Orb Protocol
  • IISInternet Information Services
  • IMInstant Messaging
  • IMAPInternet Message Access Protocol
  • IMEInput Method Editor
  • INFOSECInformation Systems Security
  • I/OInput/Output
  • IPIntellectual Property
  • IPInternet Protocol
  • IPCInter-Process Communication
  • IPLInitial Program Load
  • IPPInternet Printing Protocol
  • IPSIntrusion Prevention System
  • IPsecInternet Protocol security
  • IPTVInternet Protocol Television
  • IPXInternetwork Packet Exchange
  • IRCInternet Relay Chat
  • IrDAInfrared Data Association
  • IRPI/O Request Packet
  • IRQInterrupt Request
  • ISInformation Systems
  • ISAIndustry Standard Architecture
  • ISAMIndexed Sequential Access Method
  • ISCInternet Storm Center
  • ISDNIntegrated Services Digital Network
  • ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
  • ISPInternet Service Provider
  • ISPFInteractive System Productivity Facility
  • ISRInterrupt Service Routine
  • ISVIndependent Software Vendor
  • ITInformation Technology
  • ITLInterval Temporal Logic
  • ITUInternational Telecommunication Union

J

  • J2CEJava 2 Cryptographic Edition
  • J2EEJava 2 Enterprise Edition
  • J2MEJava 2 Micro Edition
  • J2SEJava 2 Standard Edition
  • JAXBJava Architecture for XML Binding
  • JAX-RPCJava XML for Remote Procedure Calls
  • JAXPJava API for XML Processing
  • JBODJust a Bunch of Disks
  • JCLJob Control Language
  • JCPJava Community Process
  • JDBCJava Database Connectivity
  • JDKJava Development Kit
  • JESJob Entry Subsystem
  • JDSJava Desktop System
  • JFCJava Foundation Classes
  • JFETJunction Field-Effect Transistor
  • JFS — IBM Journaling File System
  • JINIJini Is Not Initials
  • JITJust-In-Time
  • JMXJava Management Extensions
  • JMSJava Message Service
  • JNDIJava Naming and Directory Interface
  • JNIJava Native Interface
  • JPEGJoint Photographic Experts Group
  • JREJava Runtime Environment
  • JSJavaScript
  • JSONJavaScript Object Notation
  • JSPJackson Structured Programming
  • JSPJavaServer Pages
  • JTAGJoint Test Action Group
  • JUGJava Users Group
  • JVMJava Virtual Machine
  • jwzJamie Zawinski

K

  • K&RKernighan and Ritchie
  • KBKeyboard
  • KbKilobit
  • KBKilobyte
  • KBKnowledge Base
  • KDEK Desktop Environment
  • kHzKilohertz
  • KISSKeep It Simple, Stupid
  • KVMKeyboard, Video, Mouse

L

  • L10NLocalization
  • LAMPLinux Apache MySQL (Perl, PHP, or Python)
  • LANLocal Area Network
  • LBALogical Block Addressing
  • LCDLiquid Crystal Display
  • LCOSLiquid Crystal On Silicon
  • LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • LELogical Extents
  • LEDLight-Emitting Diode
  • LFLine Feed
  • LFLow Frequency
  • LFSLinux From Scratch
  • liblibrary
  • LIFLow Insertion Force
  • LIFOLast In First Out
  • LILOLinux Loader
  • LKMLLinux Kernel Mailing List
  • LMLan Manager
  • LGPL — [GNU] Lesser General Public License
  • LOCLines of Code
  • LPILinux Professional Institute
  • LSBLeast Significant Bit
  • LSBLinux Standard Base
  • LSILarge-Scale Integration
  • LTLLinear Temporal Logic
  • LTRLeft-to-Right
  • LUGLinux User Group
  • LUNLogical Unit Number
  • LVLogical Volume
  • LVDLow Voltage Differential
  • LVMLogical Volume Management
  • LZWLempel-Ziv-Welch

M

  • MACMandatory Access Control
  • MACMedia Access Control
  • MANMetropolitan Area Network
  • MANETMobile Ad-Hoc Network
  • MAPIMessaging Application Programming Interface
  • MbMegabit
  • MBMegabyte
  • MBCSMulti Byte Character Set
  • MBRMaster Boot Record
  • MCAMicro Channel Architecture
  • MCSAMicrosoft Certified System Administrator
  • MCSDMicrosoft Certified System Developer
  • MCSEMicrosoft Certified System Engineer
  • MDAMail Delivery Agent
  • MDAModel-Driven Architecture
  • MDAMonochrome Display Adapter
  • MDIMultiple Document Interface
  • ME — [Windows] Millennium Edition
  • MFMedium Frequency
  • MFCMicrosoft Foundation Classes
  • MFMModified Frequency Modulation
  • MGPTMachine Generated Problem Tracking
  • MHzMegahertz
  • MIBManagement Information Base
  • MICR-Magnetic Ink Character Reader
  • MIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface
  • MIMDMultiple Instruction, Multiple Data
  • MIMOMultiple-Input Multiple-Output
  • MIPSMillion Instructions Per Second
  • MIPSMicroprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages
  • MISManagement Information Systems
  • MISDMultiple Instruction, Single Data
  • MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MIMEMultipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  • MMDSMortality Medical Data System
  • MMIMan Machine Interface.
  • MMIOMemory-Mapped I/O
  • MMORPGMassively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
  • MMUMemory Management Unit
  • MMXMulti-Media Extensions
  • MNGMultiple-image Network Graphics
  • MoBoMotherboard
  • MOOMUD Object Oriented
  • MOSFETMetal-Oxide Semiconductor FET
  • MOTDMessage Of The Day
  • MPAAMotion Picture Association of America
  • MPEGMotion Pictures (Coding) Experts Group
  • MPLMozilla Public License
  • MPUMicroprocessor Unit
  • MSMemory Stick
  • MSMicrosoft
  • MSBMost Significant Bit
  • MS-DOSMicrosoft DOS
  • MTMachine Translation
  • MTAMail Transfer Agent
  • MTUMaximum Transmission Unit
  • MSAMail Submission Agent
  • MSDNMicrosoft Developer Network
  • MSIMedium-Scale Integration
  • MSIMicrosoft I'nstaller
  • MUAMail User Agent
  • MUDMulti-User Dungeon
  • MVCModel-View-Controller
  • MVPMost Valuable Professional
  • MVSMultiple Virtual Storage
  • MXMail exchange

N

  • NACKNegative ACKnowledgement
  • NAKNegative AcKnowledge Character
  • NASNetwork-Attached Storage
  • NATNetwork Address Translation
  • NCPNetWare Core Protocol
  • NCQNative Command Queuing
  • NCSANational Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • NDPSNovell Distributed Print Services
  • NDSNovell Directory Services
  • NEPNetwork Equipment Provider
  • NEXTNear-End CrossTalk
  • NFANondeterministic Finite Automaton
  • GNSCBNext-Generation Secure Computing Base
  • NFSNetwork File System
  • NINational Instruments
  • NICNetwork Interface Card
  • NIMNo Internal Message
  • NIONew I/O
  • NISTNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  • NLPNatural Language Processing
  • NLS — National Language Support
  • NPNon-Deterministic Polynomial-Time
  • NPLNetscape Public License
  • NPUNetwork Processing Unit
  • NSNetscape
  • NSANational Security Agency
  • NSPRNetscape Portable Runtime
  • NMINon-Maskable Interrupt
  • NNTPNetwork News Transfer Protocol
  • NOCNetwork Operations Center
  • NOPNo OPeration
  • NOSNetwork Operating System
  • NPTLNative POSIX Thread Library
  • NSSNovell Storage Service
  • NSSNetwork Security Services
  • NSSName Service Switch
  • NT (Windows)New Technology
  • NTFSNT Filesystem
  • NTLMNT Lan Manager
  • NTPNetwork Time Protocol
  • NUMANon-Uniform Memory Access
  • NURBSNonuniform Rational B-Spline
  • NVRAMNon-Volatile Random Access Memory

O

  • OASISOrganization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
  • OATOperational Acceptance Testing
  • ODBCOpen Database Connectivity
  • OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
  • OESOpen Enterprise Server
  • OFTCOpen and Free Technology Community
  • OLAPOnline Analytical Processing
  • OLEObject Linking and Embedding
  • OLEDOrganic Light Emitting Diode
  • OLPCOne Laptop per Child
  • OLTPOnline Transaction Processing
  • OMGObject Management Group
  • OOObject-Oriented
  • OOOpen Office
  • OOoOpenOffice.org
  • OOPObject-Oriented Programming
  • OPMLOutline Processor Markup Language
  • ORBObject Request Broker
  • ORMOject-Relational Mapping
  • OSOpen Source
  • OSOperating System
  • OSCON — O'Reilly Open Source Convention
  • OSDNOpen Source Developer Network
  • OSIOpen Source Initiative
  • OSIOpen Systems Interconnection
  • OSPFOpen Shortest Path First
  • OSSOpen Sound System
  • OSSOpen-Source Software
  • OSSOperational Support Systems
  • OSTGOpen Source Technology Group (formerly OSDN)
  • OUIOrganizationally Unique Identifier

P

  • P2PPeer-To-Peer
  • PANPersonal Area Network
  • PAPPassword Authentication Protocol
  • PARCPalo Alto Research Center
  • PATAParallel ATA
  • PCPersonal Computer
  • PCBPrinted Circuit Board
  • PCBProcess Control Block
  • PCIPeripheral Component Interconnect
  • PCIePCI Express
  • PCLPrinter Command Language
  • PCMCIAPersonal Computer Memory Card International Association
  • PCMPulse-Code Modulation
  • PCREPerl Compatible Regular Expressions
  • PDPublic Domain
  • PDAPersonal Digital Assistant
  • PDFPortable Document Format
  • PDPProgrammed Data Processor
  • PEPhysical Extents
  • PEBKACProblem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
  • PERLPractical Extraction and Reporting Language
  • PGAPin Grid Array
  • PGPPretty Good Privacy
  • PHPPHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PICPeripheral Interface Controller
  • PICProgrammable Interrupt Controller
  • PIDProportional-Integral-Derivative
  • PIDProcess ID
  • PIMPersonal Information Manager
  • PINEProgram for Internet News & Email
  • PIOProgrammed Input/Output
  • PKCSPublic Key Cryptography Standards
  • PKIPublic Key Infrastructure
  • PLCPower Line Communication
  • PLCProgrammable Logic Controller
  • PLDProgrammable Logic Device
  • PL/IProgramming Language One
  • PL/MProgramming Language for Microcomputers
  • PL/PProgramming Language for Prime
  • PLTPower Line Telecoms
  • PMMPersonal Memory Manager
  • PMMPOST Memory Manager
  • PNGPortable Network Graphics
  • PnPPlug-and-Play
  • PoEPower over Ethernet
  • POPPoint of Presence
  • POP3Post Office Protocol v3
  • POSIXPortable Operating System Interface
  • POSTPower-On Self Test
  • PPCPowerPC
  • PPIPixels Per Inch
  • PPPPoint-to-Point Protocol
  • PPPoAPPP over ATM
  • PPPoEPPP over Ethernet
  • PPTPPoint-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
  • PSPostScript
  • PS/2Personal System/2
  • PSUPower Supply Unit
  • PSVIPost-Schema-Validation Infoset
  • PVPhysical Volume
  • PVGPhysical Volume Group
  • PVRPersonal Video Recorder
  • PXEPreboot Execution Environment
  • PXIPCI Extensions for Instrumentation

Q

  • QDRQuad Data Rate
  • QAQuality Assurance
  • QFP Quoted For Permanence.
  • QoSQuality of Service
  • QOTDQuote of the Day
  • QtQuasar Toolkit
  • QTAM Queued Telecomunications Acess Method (an IBM OS/360 API)

R

  • RACFResource Access Control Facility
  • RADRapid Application Development
  • RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial In User Service
  • RAIDRedundant Array of Independent Disks
  • RAIDRedundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
  • RAR — Type of archive file run on WinRAR
  • RDM — Relations Database Management
  • RDS — Relations Database System
  • RAITRedundant Array of Inexpensive Tapes
  • RAMRandom Access Memory
  • RARPReverse Address Resolution Protocol
  • RCRelease Candidate
  • RC — DVD Region Code
  • RCRun Commands
  • RCRuntime Configuration
  • RCSRevision Control System
  • RDBMSRelational Database Management System
  • RDFResource Description Framework
  • REFALREcursive Functions Algorithmic Language
  • RESTRepresentational State Transfer
  • regexRegular Expression
  • regexpRegular Expression
  • RFRadio Frequency
  • RFCRequest For Comments
  • RFIRadio Frequency Interference
  • RFIDRadio Frequency Identification
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue
  • RGBA — Red, Green, Blue, Alpha
  • RHLRed Hat Linux
  • RHELRed Hat Enterprise Linux
  • RIARich Internet Application
  • RIAARecording Industry Association of America
  • RIPRaster Image Processor
  • RIPRouting Information Protocol
  • RISCReduced Instruction Set Computer
  • RLERun-Length Encoding
  • RLLRun Length Limited
  • RMIRemote Method Invocation
  • RMSRichard Matthew Stallman
  • ROMRead Only Memory
  • ROMBRead-Out Motherboard
  • RPCRemote Procedure Call
  • RPGReport Program Generator
  • RPMRPM Package Manager
  • RSARivest Shamir Adleman
  • RSIRepetitive Strain Injury
  • RSSRich Site Summary, RDF Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication
  • RTCReal-Time Clock
  • RTEReal-Time Enterprise
  • RTLRight-to-Left
  • RTOSReal Time Operating System
  • RTSReady To Send

S

  • SaaSSoftware as a Service
  • SANStorage Area Network
  • SARSearch And Replace
  • SATASerial ATA
  • SASStatistical Analysis System
  • SAXSimple API for XML
  • SBODSpinning Beachball of Death
  • SBP-2Serial Bus Protocol 2
  • sbinsuperuser binary
  • SBUStandard Build Unit
  • SCADASupervisory Control And Data Acquisition
  • SCIDSource Code in Database
  • SCMSoftware Configuration Management
  • SCPSecure Copy
  • SCPIStandard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation
  • SCSISmall Computer System Interface
  • SDSecure Digital
  • SDDLSecurity Descriptor Definition Language
  • SDISingle Document Interface
  • SDIOSecure Digital Input Output
  • SDKSoftware Development Kit
  • SDLSimple DirectMedia Layer
  • SDNService Delivery Network
  • SDRSoftware-Defined Radio
  • SDRAMSynchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • SDSLSymmetric DSL
  • SESingle Ended
  • SEAL — Semantics-directed Environment Adaptation Language
  • SEISoftware Engineering Institute
  • SFTPSecure FTP
  • SFTPSimple File Transfer Protocol
  • SFTPSSH File Transfer Protocol
  • SGISilicon Graphics, Incorporated
  • SGMLStandard Generalized Markup Language
  • SHASecure Hash Algorithm
  • SIGCATSpecial Interest Group on CD-ROM Applications and Technology
  • SIGGRAPHSpecial Interest Group on Graphics
  • SIMDSingle Instruction, Multiple Data
  • SIMMSingle Inline Memory Module
  • SIPSession Initiation Protocol
  • SIPSupplementary Ideographic Plane
  • SISDSingle Instruction, Single Data
  • SLEDSUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • SLESSUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SLIScalable Link Interface
  • SLIPSerial Line Internet Protocol
  • SLMService Level Management
  • SLOCSource Lines of Code
  • SPMDSingle Program, Multiple Data
  • SMASubMiniature version A
  • SMBServer Message Block
  • SMBIOSSystem Management BIOS
  • SMCSMC Networks (company)
  • SMILSynchronized Multimedia Integration Language
  • S/MIMESecure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  • SMPSupplementary Multilingual Plane
  • SMPSymmetric Multi-Processing
  • SMSShort Message Service
  • SMSSystem Management Server
  • SMTSimultaneous Multithreading
  • SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • SNASystems Network Architecture
  • SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol
  • SOAService-Oriented Architecture
  • SOEStandard Operating Environment
  • SOAPSimple Object Access Protocol
  • SoCSystem-on-a-Chip
  • SO-DIMMSmall Outline DIMM
  • SOHOSmall Office/Home Office
  • SOISilicon On Insulator
  • SPService Pack
  • SPA — Single Page Application
  • SPFSender Policy Framework
  • SPISerial Peripheral Interface
  • SPIStateful Packet Inspection
  • SPARCScalable Processor Architecture
  • SQLStructured Query Language
  • SRAMStatic Random Access Memory
  • SSDSoftware Specification Document
  • SSD - Solid-State Drive
  • SSEStreaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSHSecure Shell
  • SSIServer Side Includes
  • SSISingle-System Image
  • SSISmall-Scale Integration
  • SSIDService Set Identifier
  • SSLSecure Socket Layer
  • SSPSupplementary Special-purpose Plane
  • SSSESupplementary Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • susuperuser
  • SUSSingle UNIX Specification
  • SVCScalable Video Coding
  • SVGScalable Vector Graphics
  • SVGASuper Video Graphics Array
  • SVDStructured VLSI Design
  • SWTStandard Widget Toolkit
  • SysopSystem operator

T

  • TAOTrack-At-Once
  • TBTerabyte
  • TclTool Command Language
  • TCPTransmission Control Protocol
  • TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  • TCUTelecommunication Control Unit
  • TDMATime Division Multiple Access
  • temptemporary (variable, file, directory, etc.)
  • TFTThin Film Transistor
  • TITexas Instruments
  • TLAThree-Letter Acronym
  • TLDTop-Level Domain
  • TLSThread-Local Storage
  • TLSTransport Layer Security
  • tmptemporary (variable, file, directory, etc.)
  • TNCTerminal Node Controller
  • TNCThreaded Neill-Concelman connector
  • TSOTime Sharing Option
  • TSPTraveling Salesman Problem
  • TSRTerminate and Stay Resident
  • TTATrue Tap Audio
  • TTFTrueType Font
  • TTLTransistor-Transistor Logic
  • TTLTime To Live
  • TTSText-to-Speech
  • TTYTeletype
  • TUCOWSThe Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software
  • TUG — TeX Users Group

U

  • UAAGUser Agent Accessibility Guidelines
  • UACUser Account Control
  • UARTUniversal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
  • UATUser Acceptance Testing
  • UCSUniversal Character Set
  • UDDIUniversal Description, Discovery, and Integration
  • UDMAUltra DMA
  • UDPUser Datagram Protocol
  • UEUser Experience
  • UEFIUnified Extensible Firmware Interface
  • UHFUltra High Frequency
  • UIUser Interface
  • ULUpload
  • ULAUncommitted Logic Array
  • UMAUpper Memory Area
  • UMBUpper Memory Block
  • UMLUnified Modeling Language
  • UMLUser-Mode Linux
  • UMPCUltra-Mobile Personal Computer
  • UNCUniversal Naming Convention
  • UPSUninterruptible Power Supply
  • URIUniform Resource Identifier
  • URLUniform Resource Locator
  • URNUniform Resource Name
  • USBUniversal Serial Bus
  • usruser
  • USRU.S. Robotics
  • UTCCoordinated Universal Time
  • UTFUnicode Transformation Format
  • UUCPUnix to Unix Copy
  • UUIDUniversally Unique Identifier
  • UVCUniversal Virtual Computer
  • UTC

V

  • varvariable
  • VAXVirtual Address eXtension
  • VCPIVirtual Control Program Interface
  • VRVirtual Reality
  • VRMLVirtual Reality Modeling Language
  • VBVisual Basic
  • VBAVisual Basic for Applications
  • VBSVisual Basic Script
  • VESAVideo Electronics Standards Association
  • VFATVirtual FAT
  • VFSVirtual File System
  • VGVolume Group
  • VGAVideo Graphics Array
  • VGCT - Video Graphics Character Table
  • VHFVery High Frequency
  • VLANVirtual Local Area Network
  • VLSMVariable Length Subnet Mask
  • VLBVesa Local Bus
  • VLFVery Low Frequency
  • VLIW - Very Long Instruction Word— ''uinvac
  • VLSIVery-Large-Scale Integration
  • VMVirtual Machine
  • VMVirtual Memory
  • VODVideo On Demand
  • VoIPVoice over IP
  • VPNVirtual Private Network
  • VPUVisual Processing Unit
  • VSAMVirtual Storage Access Method
  • VSATVery Small Aperture Terminal
  • VTVideo Terminal?
  • VTAMVirtual Telecommunications Access Method

W

  • W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
  • WAFSWide Area File Services
  • WAIWeb Accessibility Initiative
  • WAISWide Area Information Server
  • WANWide Area Network
  • WAPWireless Access Point
  • WAPWireless Application Protocol
  • WAVWAVEform audio format
  • WBEMWeb-Based Enterprise Management
  • WCAGWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • WCFWindows Communication Foundation
  • WDMWavelength Division Multiplexing
  • WebDAVWWW Distributed Authoring and Versioning
  • WEPWired Equivalent Privacy
  • Wi-FiWireless Fidelity
  • WiMAXWorldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
  • WinFSWindows Future Storage
  • WINS- Windows Internet Naming Service
  • WLANWireless Local Area Network
  • WMAWindows Media Audio
  • WMVWindows Media Video
  • WOLWake-on-LAN
  • WOMWake-on-Modem
  • WORWake-on-Ring
  • WPAWi-Fi Protected Access
  • WPANWireless Personal Area Network
  • WPFWindows Presentation Foundation
  • WSDLWeb Services Description Language
  • WSFLWeb Services Flow Language
  • WUSBWireless Universal Serial Bus
  • WWANWireless Wide Area Network
  • WWIDWorld Wide Identifier
  • WWNWorld Wide Name
  • WWWWorld Wide Web
  • WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get
  • WZCWireless Zero Configuration
  • WFIWait For Interrupt

X

  • XAGXML Accessibility Guidelines
  • XAML — eXtensible Application Markup Language
  • XDMX Window Display Manager
  • XDMCPX Display Manager Control Protocol
  • XCBLXML Common Business Library
  • XHTML — eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language
  • XILPXILP Internet Links People
  • XML — eXtensible Markup Language
  • XMMSX Multimedia System
  • XMPP — eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol
  • XMS — Extended Memory Specification
  • XNSXerox Network Services
  • XPCross-Platform
  • XP — Extreme Programming
  • XPCOMCross Platform Component Object Model
  • XPICross Platform Installer
  • XPIDLCross Platform IDL
  • XSDXML Schema Definition
  • XSL — eXtensible Stylesheet Language
  • XSL-FO — eXtensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects
  • XSLT — eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations
  • XSSCross-Site Scripting
  • XTF — Extensible Tag Framework
  • XULXML User Interface Language

Y

  • Y2KYear Two Thousand
  • YACCYet Another Compiler Compiler
  • YAMLYAML Ain't Markup Language
  • YASTYet Another Setup Tool

Z

  • ZCAVZone Constant Angular Velocity
  • ZCSZero Code Suppression
  • ZIFZero Insertion Force
  • ZIFSZero Insertion Force Socket
  • ZISCZero Instruction Set Computer
  • ZOPEZ Object Publishing Environment
  • ZMAZone Multicast Address

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References

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