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4GL
Fourth Generation Language
A/D
Analog to Digital converter (also ADC)
ACF
Advanced Communications Function
ACK
ACKnowledge
ACL
Access Control List
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
ADB
Apple Desktop Bus
ADC
Analog to Digital Converter
ADP
Advanced Data Processing
AFP
Appletalk Filing Protocol
AI
Artificial Intelligence
AICK
Apple Internet Connection Kit
ALGOL
ALGOrithmic Language
ALU
Arithmetic Logic Unit
AP
Analyst Programmer
APL
A Programming Language
APPC
Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communications
APSE
Ada Programming Support Environment
ARCNET
Attached Resource Computer local area NETwork
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol
ARPA
Advanced Research Projects Agency (see DARPA)
ARPANET
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ASDSP
Application-Specific Digital Signal Processor
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AUI
Attachment Unit Interface
AWK
AhoWeinberger and Kernighan
B8ZS
Binary 8 Zero Substitution (see also NRZNRZIAMI)
BASIC
Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BCDIC
Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
BCP
Byte Controlled Protocols
BCPL
Basic Combined Programming Language
BDF
Binary Distribution Format
BER
Bit Error Rate
BERT
Bit Error Rate Test
BEST
Borland Enhanced Support and Training
BIND
Berkeley Internet Name Daemon
BIOS
Basic Input Output System
BIPS
Billion Instructions Per Second (see MIPS)
BIS
Business Information System
BIT
BInary digiT
BITNET
Because It's Time NETWork (now CREN)
BIX
Byte Information eXchange
BLAST
BLocked ASynchronous Transmission
BLERT
BLock Error Rate Test
BNC
Bayonet Neill Concelman (connector)
BOSIX
Biin Open System Interface eXtension
BPI
Bits Per Inch
BPS
Bits Per Second
BRIEF
Basic Reconfigurable Interactive Editing Facility
BSC
Binary Synchronous Communications (also sometimes BiSync)
BSD
Berkeley Software Distribution
BSV
Boot Sector Virus
BTAM
Basic Telecommunications Access Method
BW2
Black and White 2 plane frame buffer
C
programming language (successor to Bwhich was based on BCPL)
C++
object oriented programming language (successor to C)
CAD
Computer Aided Design (sometimes seen as CAD/CAM)
CAD
Computer Aided Dispatching
CAE
Common Applications Environment
CAE
Computer Aided Engineering
CAI
Computer Aided Instruction
CAIS
Campus Area Information Server (Gopher)
CAM
Common Access Method (SCSI)
CAM
Computer Aided Manufacturing (sometimes seen as CAD/CAM)
CASE
Computer Aided Software Engineering
CBS
Conversion Block Size
CBT
Computer Based Training
CCT
Computer Compatible Tape
CD
Carrier Detect (properly DCD) (EIA RS-232-C)
CD
Collision Detection (as in CSMA/CD)
CD
Compact Disk
CDE
Common Desktop Environment
CDROM
Compact Disk Read Only Memory
CERT
Computer Emergency Response Team
CFT
Cray Fortran compiler
CFT77
Cray FORTRAN 77 compiler
CG3
Color Graphics 3 plane frame buffer
CG4
Color Graphics 4 plane frame buffer
CG6
Color Graphics 6 plane accelerated frame buffer
CGA
Color Graphics Adapter
CGI
Common Gateway Interface
CGM
Computer Graphics Metafile
CHAP
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIAC
Computer Incident Advisory Capability
CICS
Customer Information Control System
CID
Computer Integrated Design
CIF
Common Intermediate Format
CIFS
Common Internet File System
CIM
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CISC
Complex Instruction Set Computer
CLI
Command Line Interpreter
CLNP
Connectionless-mode Network Protocol
CLNS
Connectionless-mode Network Service
CMMU
Cache/Memory Management Unit
CMOT
Common Management Information Services and Protocol Over TCP/IP
CMRR
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
CMS
Conversational Monitor Systemcomponent of VM operating system
CMY
CyanMagentaYellow
CMYK
CyanMagentaYellowblacK
CNAME
Canonical NAME
CNE
Certified Novell Engineer
CNR
Carrier to Noise Ratio
CNSS
Core Nodal Switching Subsystem
COAX
Coaxial cable
CODEC
COder-DECoder
COPS
Computer Oracle and Password System
CORBA
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
COS
Cray Operating System
COT
Card Or Tape
CPE
Customer Provided Equipment
CPI
Characters Per Inch
CPM
Control Program Monitor (sometimes CP/M)
CPS
Characters Per Second
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CR
Carriage Return
CRAM
Card Random Access Memory
CRC
Cyclic Redundancy Check
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube (also generic reference to a terminal)
CSA
Campus Service Agreement
CSLG
Campus-wide Software License Grant program
CSMA
Carrier Sense Multiple Access
CSMA/CA
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance
CSMA/CD
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
CSNET
Computer and Science NETwork
CSR
Control and Status Register
CSU
Channel Service Unit
CTI
Computer Telephony Integration
CTS
Clear To Send (EIA RS-232-C)
CTSS
Cray Time Sharing System
CUA
Common User Access
CWIS
Campus-Wide Information System
CXI
Common X-windows Interface
D/A
Digital to Analog converter
DAC
Digital to Analog Converter
DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DAT
Digital Audio Tape
DBF
DBase Format
DBME
DataBase Management Environment
DBMS
DataBase Management System
DBRAD
Data Base Relational Application Directory
DCD
Data Carrier Detect (sometimes CD) (EIA RS-232-C)
DCE
Data Communication Equipment
DCL
Digital Command Language
DCOM
Distributed Component Object Module
DD
Disk Drive
DD
Double Density
DDIF
Digital Data Interchange Format
DDK
Driver Developer Kit
DDR
Dial-on-Demand Routing
DDS
Digital Data Storage
DDX
Device Dependent X (see X11)
DECnet
Digital Equipment Corporation network
DECUS
Digital Equipment Computer User's Society
DES
Data Encryption Standard
DFMS
Data File Management System
DIA
Display Industry Association
DIAL
Direct Information Access Line
DIF
Document Interchange Format
DIP
Digital Image Processing
DIRE
Dire Is Really Emacs
DIS
Draft International Standard
DISOSS
Distributed Office Support System
DLCI
Data Link Connection Identifier
DLI
Data Link Interface(?)
DLL
Dynamic-Link Library
DLL
Data Link Layer
DLO
Dead Letter Office
DLT
Digital Linear Tape
DMA
Direct Memory Access
DMI
Desktop Management Interface
DMMP
Distributed-Memory Microprocessor systems
DNA
Digital Network Architecture
DNS
Domain Name Service
DOS
Disk Operating System
DPI
Dots Per Inch
DPS
Display PostScript
DQL
Database Query Language
DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory (as opposed to static RAM)
DRD
Data Reading Device
DRG
Digital Raster Graphic
DS
Double-Sided
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
DSP
Digital Signal Processing
DSS
Digital Signature Standard
DSU
Digital Service Unit
DTD
Document Type Definition
DTE
Data Terminal Equipment
DTIF
Digital Table Interchange Format
DTP
DeskTop Publishing
DTR
Data Terminal Ready (EIA RS-232-C)
DUN
Dial-Up Networking
DVD
Digital Versitile Disc
DVMA
Direct Virtual Memory Access
DXF
Digital eXchange Format
DXT
Data eXtracT facility
EBCDIC
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
ECC
Error Correction Code
ECDO
Electronic Community Dial Office
EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
EDIF
Electronic Design Interchange Format
EDO
Extended Data Out (memory)
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EGA
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EIA
Electronic Industries Association
EIDE
Enhanced Intelligent Drive Electronics
EINE
EINE Is Not Emacs
EJB
Enterprise Java Beans
ELF
Executable and Linking Files
ELM
ELectronic Mail
EMA
Electronic Mail Association
EMACS
Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping
EMM
Extended Memory Manager
EMS
Expanded Memory Specification
EMWAC
European Microsoft Windows Academic Centre
ENSS
Exterior Nodal Switching Subsystem
EOF
End Of File
EOT
End Of Transmission
EPROM
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EPS
Encapsulated PostScript
ESDI
Enhanced Standard Device Interface
ESL
Education Software Library
ESnet
Energy Sciences network (DoE)
EULA
End User License Agreement
EUUG
European Unix User Group
FAT
File Allocation Table
FC-AL
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop
FCC
Federal Computer Conference
FCFS
First Come First Served
FDDI
Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDHD
Floppy Drive High Density
FIF
Fractal Image Format data compression
FIFO
First In First Out (as in registers and buffers)
FILO
First In Last Out (see also FIFO)
FINE
FINE Is Not Emacs
FIX
Federal Inter-agency eXchange
FLOP
FLoating point OPeration
FLOPS
FLoating-point OPerations per Second
FNS
Federated Naming Service
FORTRAN
FORmula TRANslator
FPU
Floating Point Unit (see CPU)
FQDN
Fully Qualified Domain Name
FRED
Fred Resembles Emacs Deliberately
FRU
Field Replaceable Unit
FSD
Fixed Shroud Duplex
FSF
Free Software Foundation
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
GAN
Global Area Network
GBIP
General Purpose Interface Bus
GC
Garbage Collection (LISP)
GDB
Gnu DeBugger
GDMO
Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects
GECOS
General Electric Computer Operating System
GFIS
Geographic Facility Information Systems
GFSI
Generic File System Interface
GID
Group ID
GIGO
Garbage In Garbage Out
GIS
Global Information System
GNN
Global Network Navigator
GNU
Gnu's Not UNIX; a UNIX-compatible operating system
GPI
Graphics Programming Interface
GPIB
General Purpose Interface Bus
GPL
GNU General Public License
GRE
Generic Route Encapsulation
GREP
Global Regular Expression Parserg/re/p(UNIX command)
GUI
Graphical User Interface
GWM
Generic Window Manager
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
HD
Hard Disk
HD
High Density
HDA
Head Disk Assembly (in winchester disk drives)
HDLC
High-level Data Link Control
HEPnet
High Energy Physics network
HFS
Hierarchical File System
HLS
HueLightnessSaturation
HMA
High Memory Area
HPCC
High Performance Computing Center
HPGL
Hewlett Packard Graphics Language (also HP/GL)
HPSS
High Performance Storage System
HSB
HueSaturationBrightness
HSV
HueSaturationValue
HTML
HyperText Markup Language
HTTP
HyperText Transport Protocol
HTTPS
HyperText Transport Protocol with Secure sockets layer (see SSL)
I2O
Intelligent I/O
IAB
Internet Activities Board
IANA
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
IDE
Intelligent Drive Electronics
IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force
IFF
Interchangeable File Format
IIS
Internet Information Server
IKP
Internet Keyed Payment
IMAP
Interactive Mail Access Protocol
IMP
Interface Message Processor
IP
Internet Protocol
IPNG
Internet Protocol Next Generation
IPS
Information Processing Standards
IPSEC
Internet Protocol SECurity standard
IPV6
Internet Protocol Version 6
IPX
Internetwork Packet eXchange
IRC
Internet Relay Chat interactive communication program
IRJE
Internet Remote Job Entry
IRM
Information Resources Management
IRMS
Information Resources Management Service
IRQ
Interrupt ReQuest
IRTF
Internet Research Task Force
IS
International Standard
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture
ISAM
Indexed Sequential Access Method
ISFUG
Integrated Software Federal User Group
ITUSA
IT Users Standards Association
JANET
Joint Academic Network (UK)
JCL
Job Control Language
JES
Job Entry System
JFIF
JPEG File Interchange Format (see JPEG)
JOVE
Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
JPG
Joint Photography experts Group (file format)
JSP
Java Server Pages
Kbps
Kilobits per second
KERMIT
Kl-10 Error-free Reciprocal Micro Interconnect over Tty lines
KFP
Kinetics FastPath
KLOC
Kilo -1000 Lines Of Code
KPO
KeyPunch Operator
LAN
Local Area Network
LASER
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LAT
Local Area Transport protocol
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
LCFS
Last Come First Served (see FCFS)
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LED
Light Emitting Diode
LIFO
Last In First Out (see FIFO)
LISA
Large Installation Systems Administration
LISP
LISt Processing Language
LIU
Line Interface Unit
LOOPS
Lisp Object Oriented Programming System
LPC
Linear Predictive Coding (speech processing)
LPD
Line Printer Daemon
LPQ
Line Printer Queue
LPR
Line PrinteR
LPRM
Line Printer ReMove
LSAP
Logical(?maybe Link) Service Access Point
LSI
Large Scale Integration
LUG
Local Users Group
MAC
Media Access Control
MAN
Metropolitan Area Network
MAPI
Messaging Application Programming Interface
MAPS
Mail Abuse Protection System
MARS
Multiuser Archival and Retrieval System
MAU
Media Attachment Unit
MBR
Master Boot Record
MCA
Micro Channel Architecture
MCAE
Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
MCC
Master Control Console
MCF
Meta Content Format
MCP
Master Control Program
MCSE
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
MD2
Message-Digest algorithm #2
MD4
Message-Digest algorithm #4
MD5
Message-Digest algorithm #5
MDA
Monochrome Display Adapter
MFLOPS
Million FLoating-point OPerations per Second (see also FLOPS)
MFM
Modified Frequency Modulation
MFS
Macintosh File System
MHS
Mail Handling System
MIB
Management Information Base
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MIGS
MASnet/Internet Gateway Server
MILNET
MILitary NETwork
MIMD
Multiple InstructionMultiple Data
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
MINCE
MINCE Is Not Complete Emacs
MIPS
Million Instructions Per Second
MIS
Management Information System
MLS
Multi-Level Security
MMCD
MultiMedia Compact Disk (CD-ROM format)
MMFS
Manufacturing Message Format Standard
MML
Mathematical Markup Language
MMX
Multi Media eXtensions
MOSES
Massive Open Systems Environment Standard
MOSFET
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
MOSS
MIME Object Security Services
MOTIS
Message-Oriented Text Interchange System
MPC
Multimedia Personal Computer
MPEG
Moving Pictures Experts Group
MPI
Message Passing Interface
MPP
Massively Parallel Processor
MRS
Media Recognition System
MSC
MicroSoft C
MSD
Most Significant Digit
MS-DOS
MicroSoft DOS
MSN
MicroSoft Network
MSS
Maximum Segment Size
MSS
Mass Storage System
MT
Magnetic Tape on 1/2-inch reels
MTA
Mail Transfer Agent
MTBF
Mean Time Between Failures
MTR
Magnetic Tape Recording
MTTF
Mean Time To Failure
MTTR
Mean Time To Repair
MTU
Maximum Transfer Unit
MUA
Mail User Agent
MULTICS
MULTiplex Information Computer Services
MUMPS
Mgh Utility MultiProgram System
MUSH
Mail User's SHell
MUX
MUltipleXor
MVS
Multiple Virtual Storage
MVS/XA
Multiple Virtual Systems/Extended Architecture
MWM
Motif Window Manager
MX
Mail eXchanger
NAD
Network Access Device
NaN
Not a Number
NBO
Network Build Out
NCP
Network Control Program
NCS
Network Computing System
NDIS
Network Device Interface Specification
NDL
Network Database Language
NDLTD
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
NDS
Novell Directory Services
NDSS
Network and Distributed System Security
NeWS
Network extensible Windows System
NFS
Network File System
NI
Non Interlaced (computer monitor)
NIC
Network Information Center
NIC
Network Interface Card
NIS
Network Information System (formerly YP)
NIU
Network Interface Unit
NLM
Netware Loadable Module
NLP
Natural Language Processing
NLS
Network License Server
NMS
Network Monitoring Station
NNTP
Network News Transfer Protocol
NOC
Network Operations Center
NOS
Network Operating System
NOTIS
Network Operator Trouble Information System
NPACI
National (US) Partnerships in Advanced Computational Infrastructure
NPL
Non-Procedural Language
NQS
Network Queuing System
NRZ
Non-Return to Zero
NRZI
Non-Return to Zero Inverted (magnetic tape800 bpi)
NS
Name Service
NSAP
Network Service Access Point
NSE
Network Software Environment
NSI
NASA Science Internet
NSN
NASA Science Network
NT
New Technology (Microsoft Windows)
NUMA
Non-Uniform Memory Access
NVRAM
Non-Volatile Random Access Memory
OCR
Optical Character Recognition
ODBC
Open Data Base Connectivity
ODI
Open Data-link Interface
ODI
Optical Digital Image
ODISS
Optical Digital Image Storage System
OLAP
On-Line Analytical Processing
OLE
Object Linking and Embedding
OLTP
On-Line Transaction Processing
OLWM
Open Look Window Manager
OMDR
Optical Memory Disk Recorder
ONC
Open Network Computing
OOPS
Object-Oriented Programming System
ORB
Object Request Brokers
OROM
Optical Read Only Memory
OS
Operating System
OS/2
Operating System2nd generation
OSCRL
Operating System Command Response Language
OSF
Open Systems Foundation
OSI
Open Systems Interconnection (per ISO; 7 layer model)
OSI/RM
Open Systems Interconnection/Reference Model
OSME
Open Systems Message Exchange
OSP
Optical Storage Processor
OT/PPP
Open Transport / Point to Point Protocol
PACCOM
Pacific Computer Communications network consortium
PACX
Private Automatic Computer eXchange
PAD
Packet Assembler-Disassembler
PAL
Programmable Array Logic
PAP
Password Authentication Protocol
PARC
Palo Alto Research Center
PBM
Portable BitMap
PC
Personal Computer (IBM wants you to believe a specific kind)
PC/AT
Personal Computer/Advanced Technology
PC-DOS
Personal Computer DOS
PCF
Portable Compiled Format
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCL
Page Composition Language
PCM
Plug-Compatible Mainframe
PCNFS
Personal Computer Network File System (Sun Microsystems)
PCT
Private Communication Technology
PCTS
Posix Conformance Test Suite
PDA
Personal Data Assistanta handheld computer
PDF
Portable Document Format
PDL
Page Description Language
PDN
Public Data Network
PDP
Programmed Data Processor
PDU
Power Distribution Unit
PEM
Privacy-Enhanced Mail
PEP
Productivity Enhancement Project
PERFMON
Performance Monitor utility
PERL
Practical Extraction and Report Language
PGA
Professional Graphics Adapter
PGM
Portable GrayMap
PGP
Pretty Good Privacy
PHIGS
Programmers Hierarchical Interactive Graphics System
PIC
Position Independent Code
PINE
Program for Internet News and E-mail (formerly Pine Is Not Elm)
PITAC
President's Information Technology Advisory Committee
PIXEL
PIcture ELement
PKCS
Public-Key Cryptography Standards
PKI
Public Key Infrastructure
PLA
Programmable Logic Array
PLATO
Programmed Learning for Automated Teaching Operations (U. Illinois)
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller
PM/X
Presentation Manager for X windows
PNG
Portable Network Graphics
PO
Post Office
POP
Post Office Protocol (also POP3)
POPS
Paperless Order Processing System
POS
Professional Operating System
POSIX
Portable Operating System Interface based on UNIX
PPM
Pages Per Minute
PPP
Point-to-Point Protocol (successor to SLIP (q.v.))
PPS
Packets Per Second
PPT
Punched Paper Tape
PROC
Cray executable procedure
PROFS
PRofessional OFfice System
PROM
Programmable Read-Only Memory
PS
PostScript graphics
PSN
Packet Switch Node
PSTN
Public Switched Telephone Network
PVC
Permanent Virtual Circuit (see also VC)
PVM
Parallel Virtual Machine
PX
Post eXchange (see BX)
QCIF
Quarter Common Intermediate Format
QFN
Quicken Financial Network
QIC
Quarter-Inch Cartridge
QLI
Query Language Interpreter
QMF
Query Management Facility
RACE
Random Access Card Equipment
RAD
Rapid Access Disk
RAD
Rapid Application Development
RAID
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAM
Random Access Memory (R/W)
RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RBL
Realtime Blackhole List
RCS
Revision Control System
RDA
Remote Data Access
RDBMS
Relational DataBase Management System
RFE
Radio Free Ethernet
RGB
Red Green Blue
RGP
Raster Graphics Processor
RIP
Routing Information Protocol
RIS
Remote Installation Service
RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Computer
RITA
Recognition of Information Technology Achievement award
RJE
Remote Job Entry
RLL
Run Length Limited
ROFF
Run-OFF
ROM
Read-Only Memory
ROTS
Rotary Out Trunks Selectors
RPC
Remote Procedure Call
RPG
RePort Generator
RPN
Reverse Polish Notation
RSA
Rivest-Shamir-Adleman
RSU
Remote Switching Unit
RT/PC
RISC Technology/Personal Computer
RTF
Rich Text Format
RTNV
Right To New Version
RTR
Reel-To-Reel
RTS
Request To Send (EIA RS-232-C)
RU
Receive Unit
RX
Receive
S/MIME
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
SA
Stand Alone
SA
System Administrator
SAA
Systems Application Architecture
SAC
Service Access Controller
SACK
Selective ACKnowledgment
SAF
Service Access Facility
SAGE
System Administrator's Guild
SANS
System AdministrationNetworking and Security
SAP
Service Access Point
SAR
System Activity Report
SARTS
Switched Access Remote Test System
SATAN
Security Analysis Tool for Auditing Networks
SCOOPS
SCheme Object Oriented Programming System
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface
SD
Super Density (CD-ROM format)
SDB
Symbolic DeBugger
SDF
Shared Data Facility
SDI
Standard Disk Interconnect
SDK
Software Development Kit
SDLC
Synchronous Data Link Control
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SEA
Self Extracting Archive
SED
Stream EDitor
SEL
Software Engineering Laboratory
SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language
SHAR
SHell ARchiver
SHTTP
Secure HyperText Transport Protocol (also S-HTTP)
S-HTTP
Secure HyperText Transport Protocol (also SHTTP)
SIAM
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIG
Special Interest Group
SIMD
Single InstructionMultiple Data
SIMM
Single In-line Memory Module
SIMON
System of Internet Mapping for Organized Navigation
SINE
SINE is not EINE
SKILS
Sybase Knowledge Through Interactive Learning Systems
SKIP
Simple Key management for Internet Protocols
SLATEC
math software library developed by SandiaLANLand AFWL/TEC
SLDC
Synchronous Data Link Control
SLED
Single Large Expensive Disk
SLIP
Serial Line Internet Protocol (sometimes SL/IP) (see also PPP)
SMB
Server Message Block
SMD
Storage Module Device (interface standard for disk drives)
SMD
Surface Mounted Devices
SMP
Symmetrical MultiProcessing
SMSC
Shared-Memory Supercomputer systems
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNA
Systems Network Architecture
SNADS
SNA Distribution Services
SNAP
Sub Network Access Protocol
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SNOBOL
StriNg Oriented symbOLic Language
SNPA
SubNetwork Point of Attachment
SOA
Start Of Authority
SOAP
Symbolic Optimizing Assembler Program
SOH
Start Of Header
SOHO
Small Office / Home Office
SONAR
SOund Detection And Ranging
SONIC
SPAN Ocean Network Information Center
SOS
Son of Stopgap (editor)
SP
Stack Pointer
SPA
Software Publishers Association
SPARC
Scalable Processor ARChitecture
SPC
Software Productivity Consortium
SPITBOL
SPeedy ImplemenTation of snoBOL
SPOOL
System Peripheral Operation Off-Line
SPSS
Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences
SQL
Structured Query Language
SRAM
Static RAM
SRGP
Simple Raster Graphics Package
SSD
Solid-state Storage Device
SSI
Server Side Includes
SSI
Small Scale Integration
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer (protocol)
SSO
Sun Services on-line
STI
Standard Tape Interconnect
STP
Shielded Twisted Pair
SVGA
Super Video Graphics Array
SVID
System V Interface Definition
SWISH
Simple Web Indexing System for Humans
TAC
Terminal Access Controller
TACACS
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System
TAR
Tape ARchiver
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TCSEC
Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (orange book)
TECO
Text Editor and COrrector
TEI
The Education Initiative
TFT
Thin Film Transistor
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Program
THOR
Tandy High-intensity Optical Recording
TIA
The Internet Adapter
TID
Transaction ID
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
TIP
Terminal Interface Processor
TIX
Technology Information eXchange
TLI
Transport-Level Interface
TNC
Threaded Neill Concelman connector (see also BNC)
TP
Transport Protocol (also TP0-TP4)
TP
Transaction Processing
TP4
Transport Protocolclass 4
TPI
Tracks Per Inch
TROFF
Text RunOFFtext formatter
TRUSIX
TRUSted unIX
TSAP
Transport Service Access Point
TSP
Time Synchronization Protocol
TSR
Terminate and Stay Resident program
TWB
Terrestrial WideBand
TWM
Tab Window Manager
Tx
Transmit
TXF
Tax eXchange Format
UAF
User Authorization Facility
UART
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
UBA
UniBus Adapter
UDB
Unified DataBase
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
UFS
Ultrix File System
UID
User IDentification
UID
Unique IDentifier
ULANA
Unified Local-Area Network Architecture
ULTRIX
UNIX-based operating system for Digital Equipment Corporation
UMF
User Master File
UNCLE
Unix Net for Computer security in Law Enforcement
UNICOS
UNIX-based operating system for Cray computers
UNICS
UNiplex Information Computer Services
UNIX
Not an acronym at all; was a joke on MIT's MULTICS
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
URC
Uniform Resource Citation
URI
Uniform Resource Identifier
URL
Uniform Resource Locatorsubset of URI
URN
Uniform Resource Namesubset of URI
USB
Universal Serial Bus
UTP
Unshielded Twisted Pair
UUCP
UNIX-to-UNIX CoPy
UUG
Unix User Group
UUI
Uniform User Interface
UWI
Uniform Window Interface
VANS
Value Added Network Services
VAR
Value Added Reseller
VAX
Virtual Address eXtended
VAXBI
VAX Bus Interconnect
VCPI
Virtual Control Program Interface
VDFM
Virtual Disk File Manager
VDI
Virtual Device Interface
VDM
Virtual Device Metafile
VDT
Video Display Terminal
VERONICA
Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computer Archives
VESA
Video Electronics Standards Association
VFS
Virtual File System
VGA
Video Graphics Array
VI
VIsual editor
VILE
VI Like Emacs
VINE
Vine Is Not Emacs
VLB
VESA Local Bus (see VESA)
VLIW
Very Long Instruction Word
VLM
Virtual Loadable Module
VLM
Very Large Memory
VLSI
Very Large Scale Integration
VLSM
Variable Length Subnet Masks
VM
Virtual Memory
VM/CMS
Virtual Machine/Conversational Monitor System
VMM
Virtual Memory Manager
VMS
Virtual Memory System; a DEC operating system
VOIS
Voice-Operated Information System
VOXEL
VOlume ELement(see pixel)
VPDN
Virtual Private Data Networks
VPN
Virtual Private Network
VR
Virtual Reality
VRAM
Volatile Random Access Memory
VRM
Virtual Resource Manager
VRML
Virtual Reality Modelling Language
VT
Video Terminal
VTAM
Virtual Telecommunications Access Method
VTS
Validation and Test Suite
W3
World Wide Web (also WWW)
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
W4W
Windows For Workgroups (also WFW)
WAFL
Write Anywhere File Layout
WAIS
Wide Area Information Server
WAN
Wide Area Network
WATS
Wide Area Telecommunications Service
WFW
Windows For Workgroups (also W4W)
WIMP
Windows/Icons/Mouse Programming(?)
WINS
Windows Internet Name Service
WNT
Windows NT (see NT)
WOM
Write Only Memory
WORM
Write OnceRead Many times
WORMTOMS
WORM to Mass Storage System
WTT
Window Tag Table
WWW
World-Wide Web
XBM
X BitMap
XINU
XINU Is Not UNIX
XML
eXtensible Markup Language
XMS
eXtended Memory Specification
XNS
Xerox Network Services
XPM
X PixMap
XUI
X-windows User Interface
XWD
X Window Dump
YACC
Yet Another Compiler Compiler
ZIF
Zero Insertion Force (connector/socket)