Common digital acronyms

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A

ADSL

A type of internet connection (Asymmetric digital subscriber line)

AI

Artificial Intelligence

API

Application Program Interface

AR

Augmented reality

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

B

B2B

Business to business

B2C

Business to customer / consumer

BASH

Bourne-Again Shell

BASIC

Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

BBS

Bulletin Board System

BSD

Berkeley Software Distribution

C

CAD

Computer-Aided Design

CAPTCHA

Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

CD

Compact Disc

CD-R

Compact Disc - Recordable

CD-ROM

Compact Disc - Read Only Memory

CD-RW

Compact Disc - Rewritable

CMS

Content Management System

CPU

Central Processing Unit

CSS

Cascading Style Sheet

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

CTA

Call to action

CX

Customer Experience

D

DB

Database

DL

Download

DNS

Domain Name System

DPA

Data Protection Act

DVD

Digital Versatile Disc

DVD-R

Digital Versatile Disc - Recordable

DVD-ROM

Digital Versatile Disc - Read Only Memory

DVD-RW

Digital Versatile Disc - Rewritable

E

EFF

Electronic Frontier Foundation

E-mail

Electronic Mail

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

ESP

Email Service Provider

EULA

End User License Agreement

F

FAT

File Allocation Table

FB

Facebook

FLAC

Free Lossless Audio Codec

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

FOSS

Free and Open Source Software

FS

File System

G

GA

Google Analytics

Gb

Gigabit(s)

GB

Gigabyte(s)

GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GPS

Global Positioning System

GUI

Graphical User Interface

H

HDD

Hard Disk Drive

HDMI

High-Definition Multimedia Interface

HTTP

HyperText Transfer Protocol

HFS

Hierarchical File System

HTTPS

HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure

I

ID

Identification

ICT

Information and Communication Technologies

IM

Instant Messaging

IP

Internet protocol

IRC

Internet Relay Chat

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

ISP

internet Service Provider

J

JDK

Java Development Kit

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group

JRE

Java Runtime Environment

JS

JavaScript

JVM

Java Virtual Machine

K

Kb

Kilobit(s)

KB

Kilobyte(s), Keyboard, or Knowledge Base

kHZ

Kilohertz

KM

Knowledge Machine

KVM

Keyboard, Video, Mouse

L

LAMP

Linux Apache MySQL Perl / Linux Apache MySQL PHP / Linux Apache MySQL Python

LAN

Local Area Network

LISP

LISt Processing

LV

Logical Volume

LVM

Logical Volume Management

M

Mb

Megabit(s)

MB

Megabyte(s)

MBR

Master Boot Record

Mbps

Megabits per second

MOTD

Message Of The Day

MS

Microsoft

MSN

Microsoft Network

N

NaN

Not a Number

NAS

Network-Attached Storage

NFS

Network File System

NIC

Network Interface Card

NTFS

New Technology File System

O

OO

Object-Oriented / Open Office

OS

Operating system / Open Source

OSDN

Open Source Development Network

OSE

Open Site Explorer

OSS

Open-Source Software / Open Sound System

P

P2P

Peer-to-Peer

PC

Personal Computer

PDF

Portable Document Format

PNG

Portable Network Graphics

POS

Point of sale

PR

Page Rank or Press Release

Q

QA

Quality Assurance

QoS

Quality of Service

QOTD

Quote of the Day

QT

Quasar Toolkit

QTAM

Queued Teleprocessing Access Method

R

RT

Retweet

RAM

Random Access Memory

RHL

Red Hat Linux

RHEL

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

ROM

Read-Only memory

S

SEO

Search Engine Optimisation

SERP

Search Engine Results Page

SMP

Social Media Platform

SMS

Short Message Service

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer

SSID

Service set identifier (Wi-Fi Name)

T

TB

Terrabye(s)

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TIFF

Tagged Image File Format

TLD

Top Level Domain

TTS

Text-to-Speech

U

UGC

User Generated Content

UI

User Interface

USB

Universal Serial Bus

URI

Uniform Resource Identifier

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

UX

User Experience

V

VPN

Virtual private network

VHD

Virtual Hard Drive

VFS

Virtual File System

VM

Virtual Memory / Virtual Machine

VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol

W

W3C

World Wide Web Consortium

WAN

Wide Area Network

WEP

Wired Equivalent Privacy

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi Alliance)

WLAN

Wireless Local Area Network

WPA

Wi-Fi Protected Access

WWW

World Wide Web

WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get

X

XDM

X Window Display Manager

XHTML

eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language

XML

Extensible Markup Language

XMS

Extended Memory Specification

XMMS

X Multimedia System

Y

Y2K

Year Two Thousand (Associated with the Y2K bug)

Z

ZIP

Zipped (compressed) file format