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Acronym: A word formed by the combining of initial letters
or syllables and letters of a series of words or a compound term.

ANSI: American National Standards Institute

ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange

AT: Advanced Technology

ATX: Advanced Technology Extended

ATXF: Aus TV X-Files

AVI: Audio Video Interleave

BBS: Bulletin Board System

BIOS: Basic Input/Output System

BIT: Binary Digit(short for bit)

BMP: Bit map(short for bmp)

CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor

CPU: Central Processing Unit

DDE: Dynamic Data Exchange

DIP: Dual In-Line Package

DLL: Dynamic Link Library

DMA: Direct Memory Access

DNS: Domain Name Service

DOS: Disk Operating System

DRAM: Dynamic Random Access Memory

DVD: Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc

EIDE: Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics

EISA: Extended Industry-Standard Architecture

EMM: Expanded Memory Manager

EMS: Expanded Memory Specification

ESDI: Enhanced Small Device Interface

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

FAT: File Allocation Table

FTP: File Transfer Protocol

GDI: Graphics Device Interface

GIF: Graphics Interchange Format

GPF: General Protection Fault

GUI: Graphical User Interface

HTML: Hypertext Markup Language

IDE: Integrated Drive Electronics

IRQ: Interrupt Request Line

ISDN: Integrated Service Digital Network

ISP: Internet Service Provider

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group

LAN: Local Area Network

LCD: Liquid Crystal Display

MCA: Micro Channel Architecture

MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface

MIME: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

MSCDEX: Microsoft Compact Disc Extension

MS-DOS: Microsoft Disk Operating System

MSN: Microsoft Network

NIC: Network Interface Card

OLE: Object Linking and Embedding

PCI: Peripheral Component Interconnect

PPP: Point-to-Point Protocol

RAM: Random Access Memory

ROM: Read-Only Memory

SCSI: Small Computer System Interface(scuzzy)

SIMM: Single In-Line Memory Module

SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol

SNMP: Simple Network Management Protocol

SRAM: Static Random Access Memory

SVGA: Super Video Graphics Array

TCP/IP: Transport Control Protocol / Internet Protocol

TSR: Terminate and Stay Resident

UART: Universal Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter

UPS: Uninterruptible Power Supply

URL: Uniform Resource Locator

VESA: Video Electronics Standards Association

VGA: Video Graphics Array

VXD: Virtual Driver

WWW: World Wide Web

WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get

XMS: Extended Memory Specification


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