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A list of commonly used acronyms and their definitions.
Index: Numbers A B C D E F G H I J K L M O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Numbers


  • 11.2 - openSUSE 11.2

A


  • ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
  • ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
  • APIC - Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controler (see also PIC and related)
  • APT - Stands for Advanced Package Tool which is used in Debian based Linux distributions, not in openSUSE that is RPM based.

B



C



D


  • DMA - Direct Memory Acces
  • DSL - Digital Subscriber Line (see ADSL)
  • DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
  • DTD - Document Type Definition


E


  • ESD - Electrostatic Discharge
  • EMACS - Text Editor [Unix]
  • EOF - End Of File
  • EOA - End Of Address
  • E-MAIL - Electronic Mail
  • ENDEC - Encoder/Decoder
  • ERR - Error


F



G


H



I


  • IRC - Internet Relay Chat
  • IRQ - Interrupt Request
  • IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics (see also EIDE, ATA, SATA, PATA)

J



K



L


  • LAN - Local Area Network
  • LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • LDP - Linux Documentation Project
  • LGPL - GNU Lesser General Public License
  • LVM - Logical Volume Management
  • LWE - Linux World Expo conferences
  • LSB - Linux Standard Base



M



N



O



P


  • PDF - Portable Document Format
  • PHP - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PIC - Programmable Interrupt Controler (see also APIC)


Q


  • QA - Quality Assurance


R


  • rcd - Red Carpet Daemon
  • RPM - Originally standing for Red Hat Package Manager, it now stands for RPM Package Manager. A recursive acronym, one of many in Linux inspired with GNU - GNU is not UNIX.

S


  • S.u.S.E - original SUSE company name, meaning "Software- und System-Entwicklung" ("Software and system development"). Also see the Good Bye Dots page.
  • SUSE - a brand name, only historically related to the S.u.S.E. abbreviation.
  • SDB - Support Data Base
  • SDK - Software Development Kit
  • SESUSE - Security Enhanced SUSE
  • SLED - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • SLES - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SLICK - Super LIte Core + Kde was attempt to make SUSE light and fast. That effort is now part of the core distribution. SLICK as separate project does not exist.
  • SR - Support Request for SLED or SLES products
  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics

T



U


  • UPS - Uninterruptible power supply
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus

V


  • VM - Virtual Machine


W


  • WIP - Work in Progress
  • WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network
  • Wine - Wine Is Not an Emulator - a compatibility layer for running Windows programs under Linux.

X


  • XFCE - originally stood for "XForms Common Environment"
  • XML - Extensible Markup Language


Y


  • YaST - Yet another Setup Tool is the set of tools for software management and system configuration.
  • YOU - YaST Online Update is one of YaST modules (tools) used to perform manual system update.
  • YUM - wikipedia:Yellow dog Updater, Modified is used in many RPM based distributions, but not in openSUSE that has YaST modules for package management and Zypper.

Z


  • ZYPP - Zen / YaST Packages Patches Patterns Products - The openSUSE package management handling.
  • ZLM - ZENworks Linux Management from openSUSE perspective obsolete management concept