List of Internet,Hardware & Software Acronyms


ACPIAdvanced Configuration and Power Interface
ADCAnalog to Digital Converter
AIXAdvanced Ibm uniX
AMANDAAdvanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
APMAdvanced Power Management
ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATAAdvanced Technology Attachment
ATAPIAdvanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
BINDBerkeley Internet Name Domain
BIOSBasic Input Output System
BSDBerkeley Software Distribution
CD-ROMCompact Disc Read Only Memory
CD-RWCompact Disk Re-Writable
CLICommand Line Interface
CMOSComplementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CPUCentral Processing Unit
CUPSCommon Unix Printing System
DACDigital to Analog Converter
DAEMONDisk And Execution MONitor
DATDigital Audio disk
DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNSDomain Name Service
DOSDenial Of Service
DOSDisk Operating System
EULAEnd User Licence Agreement
FATFile Allocation Table
FQDNFully Qualified Domain Name
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GBGiga Byte
GECOSGeneral Electric Comprehensive operating System
GNOMEGNU Object Model Environment
GNUGNU’s Not Unix
GPLGNU General Public Licence
GRUBGRand Unified Bootloader
GUIGraphical User Interface
HPFSHigh Performance File System
HTMLHyper Text Markup Language
HTTPHyper Text Transfer Protocol
IANAInternational Association for Names and Assigned numbers
ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol
IDEIntegrated Device Electronics
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IMAPInternet Message Access Protocol
IPInternet Protocol
IRCInternet Relay Chat
JFSJournaled File System
KbKilo bit
KBKilo Byte
KDEK Desktop Environment
KLMKernel Loadable Modules
LANLocal Area Network
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDPLinux Documentation Project
LILOLInux LOader
LVMLogical Volume Manager
MACMedium Access Control
MbMega bit
MBMega Byte
MBRMaster Boot Record
mingettyMINimal GETTY
MODEMMOdulator DEModulator
NATNetwork Address Translation
NFSNetwork File System
NICNetwork Interface Card
NISNetwork Information Service
NTFSNew Technology File System
OSIOpen System Interconnect
OSOperating System
PAMPluggable Authentication Modules
PAPPassword Authentication Protocol
PATAParallel Advanced Technology Attachment
PCIPeripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIAPersonal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDFPortable Document Format
PLIPParallel Line Internet Protocol
PnPPlug and Play
POPPost Office Protocol
POSTPower On Selp Test
PPPPoint-to-Point Protocol
PTSPseudo Terminal Slave
RAIDRedundant Array of Independant Disk
RAMRandom Access Memory
RFCRequest For Comment
RHCERed Hat Certified Engineer
RHCTRed Hat Certified Technician
ROMRead Only Memory
RPCRemote Procedure Call
RPMRedhat Package Manager
SANStorage Area Network
SATASerial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSISmall Computer System Interface
SLIPSerial Line Internet Protocol
SMBServer Message Block
SMPSymmetric Multi Processing
SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol
SSHSecured Shell
TCPTransmission Control Protocol
TLDTop Level Domains
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UPSUninterrupted Power Supply
URLUniform Resource Locator
USBUniversal Serial Bus
UTCUniversal Time Co-ordinated
VFATVirtual File Allocation Table
VFSVirtual File System Switch
VIMVI Improved
VLUValid Linux User
VPNVirtual Private Network
WANWide Area Network
WWWWorld Wide Web
XDMX window Display Manager
XFSeXtended File System
XFSX Font Server
YPYellow Pages
ISPInternet Service Provider
BASHBourne-Again SHell
KSHKorn SHell
PNGPortable Network Graphics
MIMEMulti-part Internet Messaging Extension
SSLSecure Socket Layer
SSHSecure SHell


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  • wdalhaj

    IDE : integrated development environment (IDE) / interactive development environment