Archive for the ‘Computer terms’ Category

What does MSFT stand for?

MSFT represents Microsoft Corporation. It is a multinational computer technology corporation that extends licenses, supports and makes a wide variety of software products for computing devices. The Microsoft Corporation has its headquarters in Washington USA and it most lucrative products are the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows operating system collection of productivity software. In 1975 […]

What does DOE stand for?

DOE stands for Distributed Objects Everywhere. This was a long – running Sun Microsystems project to build a distributed computing environment based on the CORBA system in the back end ad OpenStep as the user face. The CORBA system is a standard that is defined by the Object Management Group and it allows software components […]

What do the Domain Extensions stand for?

Domain extensions are the top most part of a domain name. A domain name is the characterizing feature for identifying, naming and creating an address for a website on the internet. All domain names are developed using the guiding principles of the Domain Name System. Each domain name consists of dots that separate each part […]

What does ODT stand for?

The acronym ODT means Open Document Format. The Open Document Format is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) type file format used to embody electronic documents for example, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and charts. Sun Microsystems was the original developer of the specifications for the Open Document Format however, OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications […]

What does ROM stand for?

The acronym ROM means Read Only Memory. The term is used to describe computer memory chips that have pre-set programs recorded on them. The chip stores information for the computer which is always available even when the computer is not running. Data stored in ROM or mask ROM is not normally changeable because it is […]

What does WIFI stand for?

WIFI is the acronym for wireless local area network: a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few. It can also be seen as a group of wireless local area network (WLAN) devices according to the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi devices are installed in […]

What does JPEG stand for?

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the creators of the format which involves compressing pictures as JPEG files. Specifically the standard was created in 1992 after six (6) years of the group’s organization by Eric Hamilton. It was originally publicly known as JFIF but was later amended. The standard was ISO certified two years […]

What does Spam stand for?

Spam refers to electronic messages transmitted to randomly selected recipients who have not requested such communication. Such messages are usually large in size, unrelated and improperly sent to recipients. The most common form of spam is email spam, but there are other types which extend to the web (discussion boards, social networking and blogging sites), […]

What does CGI stand for?

About CGI Computer-generated imagery which is more commonly known as CGI is the use of computer graphics, more correctly, 3D computer graphics as special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. Video games employ the use of real-time computer graphics which is not often considered CGI, however they may […]

What does MSN stand for?

MSN stands for “Microsoft Network”. The term MSN is used to refer to Windows Live Messenger, an instant messaging client developed by Microsoft. This client is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 as well as Windows Mobile. The client has been actively apart of Microsoft’s Windows […]