View Full Version : Compilation of Abbreviations

June 22nd, 2013, 08:52 PM
Hello there,

I just found out about the "Abbreviations game (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1356129&page=2)" at "The Cafe" - the thread is closed, but I thought it would be nice if someone could compile all of the abbreviations in one, big file.

So here I start: I just copy/paste from the "Abbreviations game" thread for the time being, maybe I'll sort everything by alphabetical order. Whaddayathink?

List of abbreviations:

SATA - Serial advanced technology attachment

PATA - Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment.

DSL (The OS and not Internet) - D*** Small Linux.

IDE (cable) - integrated drive electronics

IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

Modem. (It's not exactly an acronym, but it is short for something else) - Modulator-demodulator

DVD±RW - Digital Video Disc, ReWritable.

HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface

PTSD - That's a disease. But what does Posttramatic Stress Disorder have to do with computers? Wait, maybe you work in tech support...

PCMCIA - Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

BING - many possibilities, one of them being "Bing Is Not Google"

Mobo - Motherboard

PEBKAC - I think a problem exists between my keyboard and chair.* (*pun intended)

BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation

MULTICS - Multiplexed Information and Computing Service

POSIX - Portable Operating System Interface for UniX.

UNIX - Uniplexed Information and Computing System

TWAIN - Technology Without an Interesting Name

TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.

MMORPG (I pronounce it as "momorpeg") - Massive(ly) Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game

RTFM - Read The F**king Manual !

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

CP/M - Control Program for Microcomputers

ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange

sudo - switchuser do

HURD - Herd of unicorn-replacing donkeys

HURD - Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons

HIRD - Hurd of Interfaces Represonting Depth. It is mutually recursive acronym

PROSTALAC - Prosthesis Antibiotic-Loaded Acrylic Cement

PowerPC - Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing

MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction

CentOS - Community Enterprise Operating System

LMGTFY - Let Me Google That For You

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That's all for now, folks!


June 23rd, 2013, 04:58 PM
Not a support request; moved to Cafe.