List of Internet,Hardware & Software Acronyms



ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
ADC Analog to Digital Converter
AIX Advanced Ibm uniX
AMANDA Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
APM Advanced Power Management
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATA Advanced Technology Attachment
ATAPI Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
BIND Berkeley Internet Name Domain
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BSD Berkeley Software Distribution
CD-ROM Compact Disc Read Only Memory
CD-RW Compact Disk Re-Writable
CLI Command Line Interface
CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CPU Central Processing Unit
CUPS Common Unix Printing System
DAC Digital to Analog Converter
DAEMON Disk And Execution MONitor
DAT Digital Audio disk
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNS Domain Name Service
DOS Denial Of Service
DOS Disk Operating System
EULA End User Licence Agreement
FAT File Allocation Table
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GB Giga Byte
GECOS General Electric Comprehensive operating System
GNOME GNU Object Model Environment
GNU GNU’s Not Unix
GPL GNU General Public Licence
GRUB GRand Unified Bootloader
GUI Graphical User Interface
HPFS High Performance File System
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
IANA International Association for Names and Assigned numbers
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
IDE Integrated Device Electronics
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
IP Internet Protocol
IRC Internet Relay Chat
JFS Journaled File System
Kb Kilo bit
KB Kilo Byte
KDE K Desktop Environment
KLM Kernel Loadable Modules
LAN Local Area Network
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDP Linux Documentation Project
LILO LInux LOader
LVM Logical Volume Manager
MAC Medium Access Control
Mb Mega bit
MB Mega Byte
MBR Master Boot Record
mingetty MINimal GETTY
MODEM MOdulator DEModulator
NAT Network Address Translation
NFS Network File System
NIC Network Interface Card
NIS Network Information Service
NTFS New Technology File System
OSI Open System Interconnect
OS Operating System
PAM Pluggable Authentication Modules
PAP Password Authentication Protocol
PATA Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDF Portable Document Format
PLIP Parallel Line Internet Protocol
PnP Plug and Play
POP Post Office Protocol
POST Power On Selp Test
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
PTS Pseudo Terminal Slave
RAID Redundant Array of Independant Disk
RAM Random Access Memory
RFC Request For Comment
RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer
RHCT Red Hat Certified Technician
ROM Read Only Memory
RPC Remote Procedure Call
RPM Redhat Package Manager
SAN Storage Area Network
SATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
SLIP Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMB Server Message Block
SMP Symmetric Multi Processing
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SSH Secured Shell
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TLD Top Level Domains
TTY TeleTYpe
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
UTC Universal Time Co-ordinated
VFAT Virtual File Allocation Table
VFS Virtual File System Switch
VIM VI Improved
VLU Valid Linux User
VPN Virtual Private Network
WAN Wide Area Network
WWW World Wide Web
XDM X window Display Manager
XFS eXtended File System
XFS X Font Server
YP Yellow Pages
ISP Internet Service Provider
BASH Bourne-Again SHell
KSH Korn SHell
PNG Portable Network Graphics
MIME Multi-part Internet Messaging Extension
SSL Secure Socket Layer
SSH Secure SHell

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