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  1. AC
    alternating current
  2. ACL
    access control list
  3. ACPI
    advanced configuration and power interface
  4. ACT
    activity
  5. ADSL
    asymmetrical digital subscriber line
  6. AGP
    accelerated graphics port
  7. AMD
    advanced micro devices
  8. APIPA
    automatic private internet protocol addressing
  9. APM
    advanced power management
  10. ARP
    address resolution protocol
  11. ASR
    automated system recovery
  12. AT
    advanced technology
  13. ATA
    advanced technology attachment
  14. ATAPI
    advanced technology attachment packet interface
  15. ATM
    aysnchronous transfer mode
  16. ATX
    advanced technology extended
  17. BIOS
    basic input/output system
  18. BNC
    • bayonet-neill-concelman
    • british naval connector
  19. BTX
    balanced technology extended
  20. CD
    compact disc
  21. CD-ROM
    compact-disc-read-only-memory
  22. CD-RW
    compact disc-rewritable
  23. CDFS
    compact disc file system
  24. CFS
    • central file system
    • common file system
    • command file system
  25. CMOS
    complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
  26. COMx
    communications port (x=port number)
  27. CPU
    central processing unnit
  28. CRT
    cathode-ray tube
  29. DAC
    discretionary access control
  30. DB-25
    serial communications d-shell connector, 25 pins
  31. DB-9
    9 pin D shell connector
  32. DC
    direct current
  33. DDOS
    distributed denial of service
  34. DDR
    double data-rate
  35. DDR RAM
    double data-rate random access memory
  36. DDR SDRAM
    double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
  37. DFS
    distributed file system
  38. DHCP
    dynamic host configuration protocol
  39. DIMM
    dual inline memory module
  40. DIN
    deutsche Industrie Norm
  41. DIP
    dual inline package
  42. DLT
    digital linear tape
  43. DLP
    digital light processing
  44. DMA
    direct memory access
  45. DMZ
    demilitarized zone
  46. DNS
    • domain name serivce
    • domain name server
  47. DOSdenial of serviceDPMS
    display power management signaling
  48. DRAM
    dymanic random access memory
  49. DSL
    digital subscriber line
  50. DVD
    • digital video disc
    • digital versatile disc
  51. DVD-RAM
    digital video disc-random access memory
  52. DVD-ROM
    digital video disc-read only memory
  53. DVD-R
    digital video disc-recoradable
  54. DVD-RW
    digital video disc-rewritable
  55. DVI
    digital visual interface
  56. ECC
    error correction code
  57. ECP
    extended capabilities port
  58. EEPROM
    electrically eraseable programmable read-only memory
  59. EFS
    encrypting file system
  60. EIDE
    enhanced integrated drive electronics
  61. EMI
    electromagnetic interference
  62. EMP
    electromagnetic pulse
  63. EPROM
    erasable programmable read-only memory
  64. EPP
    enhanced paralled port
  65. ERD
    emergency repair disk
  66. ESD
    electrostatic discharge
  67. EVGA
    extended video graphics adapter/array
  68. EVDO
    evolution data optimized or evolution data only
  69. FAT
    file allocation table
  70. FAT12
    12-bit file allocation table
  71. FAT16
    16-bit file allocation table
  72. FAT32
    32-bit file allocation table
  73. FDD
    floppy disk drive
  74. Fn
    function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
  75. FPM
    fast page-mode
  76. FRU
    field replaceable unit
  77. FSB
    front side bus
  78. FTP
    file transfer protocol
  79. FQDN
    fully qualified domain name
  80. Gb
    gigabit
  81. GB
    gigabyte
  82. GDI
    graphics device interface
  83. GHz
    gigahertz
  84. GUI
    graphical user interface
  85. GPS
    global positioning system
  86. GSM
    global system for mobile communications
  87. HAL
    hardware abstraction layer
  88. HCL
    hardware compatibility list
  89. HDD
    hard disk drive
  90. HDMi
    high definition media interface
  91. HPFS
    high performance file system
  92. HTML
    hypertext markup language
  93. HTTP
    hypertext transfer protocol
  94. HTTPS
    hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
  95. I/O
    input/output
  96. ICMP
    internet control message protocol
  97. ICR
    intelligent character recognition
  98. IDE
    integrated drive electronics
  99. IDS
    intrusion detection system
  100. IEEE
    institute of electrical and electronics engineers
  101. IIS
    internet information services
  102. IMAP
    internet mail access protocol
  103. IP
    internet protocol
  104. IPCONFIG
    internet protocol configuration
  105. IPP
    internet printing protocol
  106. IPSEC
    internet protocol security
  107. IPX
    internetwork packet exchange
  108. IPX/SPX
    internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
  109. IR
    infrared
  110. IrDA
    infrared data association
  111. IRQ
    interrupt request
  112. ISA
    industry standard architecture
  113. ISDN
    integrated services digital network
  114. ISO
    industry standards organizartion
  115. ISP
    internet service provider
  116. JBOD
    just a bunch of disks
  117. Kb
    kilobit
  118. KB
    kilobyte
  119. LAN
    local area network
  120. LBA
    logical block addressing
  121. LC
    lucent connector
  122. LCD
    liquid crystal display
  123. LDAP
    lightweight directory access protocol
  124. LED
    light emitting diode
  125. Li-on
    lithium-ion
  126. LPD/LPR
    • line printer daemon
    • line printer remote
  127. LPT
    line printer terminal
  128. LPT1
    line printer terminal 1
  129. LVD
    low voltage differential
  130. MAC
    • media access control
    • manditory access control
  131. MAPI
    messaging application programming interface
  132. MAU
    • media access unit
    • media attachment unit
  133. Mb
    megabit
  134. MB
    megabyte
  135. MBR
    master boot record
  136. MBSA
    microsoft baseline security analyzer
  137. MFD
    multi-function device
  138. MFP
    multi-function product
  139. MHz
    megahertz
  140. MicroDIMM
    micro dual inline memory module
  141. MIDI
    musical instrument digital interface
  142. MIME
    multipurpose internet mail extension
  143. MLI
    multiple link interface
  144. MMC
    microsoft management console
  145. MMX
    multimedia extensions
  146. MP3
    moving picture experts group layer 3 audio
  147. MP4
    moving picture experts group layer audio 4
  148. MPEG
    moving picture experts group
  149. MSCONFIG
    microsoft configuration
  150. MSDS
    material safety data sheet
  151. MUI
    multilingual user interface
  152. NAC
    network access control
  153. NAS
    network-attached storage
  154. NAT
    network address translation
  155. NetBIOS
    networked basic input/output syatem
  156. NetBEUI
    networked bacis input/output extended user interface
  157. NFS
    network file system
  158. NIC
    network interface card
  159. NiCd
    nickel cadmium
  160. NiMH
    nickel metal hydride
  161. NLX
    new low-profile extended
  162. NNTP
    network news transfer protocol
  163. NTFS
    new technology file system
  164. NTLDR
    new technology loader
  165. NTP
    network time protocol
  166. OCR
    optical character recognition
  167. OEM
    original equipment manufacturer
  168. OS
    operating system
  169. OSR
    original equipment manufacturer service release
  170. PAN
    personal area network
  171. PATA
    parallel advanced technology attachment
  172. PC
    personal computer
  173. PCI
    peripheral component interconnect
  174. PCIe
    peripheral component interconnect express
  175. PCIX
    peripheral component interconnect extended
  176. PCL
    printer control language
  177. PCMCIA
    personal computer memory card international association
  178. PDA
    personal digital assistant
  179. PGA
    pin grid array
  180. PGA2
    pin grid array 2
  181. PIN
    personal identification number
  182. PKI
    public key infrastructure
  183. PnP
    plug and play
  184. POP3
    post office protocol 3
  185. POST
    power-on self test
  186. PPP
    point-to-point protocol
  187. PPTP
    point-to-point tunneling protocol
  188. PRI
    primary rate interface
  189. PROM
    programmable read-only memory
  190. PS/2
    personal system/2 connector
  191. PSTN
    public switched telephone network
  192. PSU
    power supply unit
  193. PVC
    permanent virtual circuit
  194. PXE
    preboot execution environment
  195. QoS
    quality of service
  196. RAID
    redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
  197. RAM
    random access memory
  198. RAS
    remote access service
  199. RDRAM
    RAMBUS dynamic random access memory
  200. RDP
    remote desktop protocol
  201. RF
    radio frequency
  202. RFI
    radio frequency interference
  203. RGB
    red green blue
  204. RIMM
    RAMBUS inline memory module
  205. RIP
    routing information protocol
  206. RIS
    remote installation service
  207. RISC
    reduced instruction set computer
  208. RJ
    registered jack
  209. RJ-11
    registered jack function 11
  210. RJ-45
    registered jack function 45
  211. RMA
    returned materials authorization
  212. ROM
    read only memory
  213. RS-232
    recommended standard 232
  214. RTC
    real time clock
  215. SAN
    storage area network
  216. SATA
    serial advanced technology attachment
  217. SC
    subscription channel
  218. SCP
    secure copy protection
  219. SCSI
    small computer system interface
  220. SCSI ID
    small computer system interface identifier
  221. SD card
    secure digital card
  222. SDRAM
    synchronous dynamic random access memory
  223. SEC
    single edge connector
  224. SFC
    system file checker
  225. SGRAM
    synchronous graphics random access memory
  226. SIMM
    single nline memory module
  227. SLI
    • scalable link interface
    • system level integration
    • scanline interleave mode
  228. S.M.A.R.T.
    self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology
  229. SMB
    • server message block
    • small to midsize business
  230. SMTP
    simple mail transport protocol
  231. SNMP
    simple network management protocol
  232. SoDIMM
    small outline dual inline memory module
  233. SOHO
    small office/home office
  234. SP
    service pack
  235. SP1
    service pack 1
  236. SP2
    service pack 2
  237. SP3
    service pack 3
  238. SP4
    service pack 4
  239. SPDIF
    sony-philips digital interface format
  240. SPGA
    staggered pin grid array
  241. SPX
    sequenced package exchange
  242. SRAM
    static random access memory
  243. SSH
    secure shell
  244. SSID
    service set identifier
  245. SSL
    secure sockets layer
  246. ST
    straight tip
  247. STP
    shielded twisted pair
  248. SVGA
    super video graphics array
  249. SXGA
    super extended graphics array
  250. TB
    terabyte
  251. TCP
    transmission control protocol
  252. TCP/IP
    transmission control protocol/internet protocol
  253. TDR
    time domain reflectometer
  254. TFTP
    trivial file transfer protocol
  255. TPM
    trusted platform module
  256. UAC
    user account control
  257. UART
    universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
  258. UDF
    • user defined functions
    • universal disk format
    • universal data format
  259. UDMA
    ultra direct memory access
  260. UDP
    user datagram protocol
  261. UNC
    universal naming convention
  262. UPS
    uninterruptible power supply
  263. URL
    uniform resource locator
  264. USB
    universal serial bus
  265. USMT
    user state migration tool
  266. UTP
    unshielded twisted pair
  267. UXGA
    ultra extended graphics array
  268. VESA
    video electronics standards association
  269. VFAT
    virtual file allocation table
  270. VGA
    video graphics array
  271. VoIP
    voice over internet protocol
  272. VPN
    virtual private network
  273. VRAM
    video random access memory
  274. WAN
    wide area network
  275. WAP
    wireless application protocol
  276. WEP
    wired equivalent privacy
  277. WIFI
    wireless fidelity
  278. WINS
    windows internet name service
  279. WLAN
    wireless local area network
  280. WPA
    wireless protected access
  281. WUXGA
    wide ultra extended graphics array
  282. XGA
    extended graphics array
  283. ZIF
    zero-insertion-force
  284. ZIP
    zigzag inline package

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