In this post I want to share abbreviations used with computers. Some of these you may already know.

Some of us work with the same technology daily but we may have forgotten the meaning or may not know what it stands for.  So here is a reminder:

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
APIPA (Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing)
BMP (Bitmap)
CGI (Common Gateway Interface or Computer-Generated Imagery)
CMS (Content Management System)
DB (Database)
DDR (Double Data Rate) – usually used with RAM (Random Access Memory)
EGA (Enhanced Graphics Adapter)
FPU (Floating-Point Unit)
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
HSB (Hue, Saturation, and Brightness)
HSF (Heat Sink and Fan)
HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Lightness)
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
I/O (Input/Output)
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse)
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
MBps (MegaBytes Per Second)
MFP (Multifunction Printer)
MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output)
NTSC (National Television System Committee)
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode)
PCB (Printed Circuit Board)
PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)
PIN (Personal Identification Number)
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
QDR (Quad Data Rate)
RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45)
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
TA (Terminal Adapter)
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
VDU (Visual Display Unit)
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language)
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
YTD (Year To Date)
ZiB (ZebiByte)

Have you noticed how your personal computer or laptop remembers the time, date and other information when you power it back on. Well that happens with a thing called CMOS. It is a little chip which stores important information, so the next time you switch on your computer it is remembered. CMOS stands for Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor.

There are many more abbreviations which I might share later. Hope you found these interesting.

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