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A list of commonly used acronyms and their definitions.


Numbers


  • 11.2 - openSUSE 11.2
  • 11.3 - openSUSE 11.3
  • 11.4 - openSUSE 11.4
  • 12.1 - openSUSE 12.1
  • 12.2 - openSUSE 12.2
  • 12.3 - openSUSE 12.3
  • 13.1 - openSUSE 13.1


A


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

B


C


D


  • DE - Desktop Environment
  • DMA - Direct Memory Access
  • DNS - Domain Name Service
  • DRCS - Distributed Revision Control System
  • DSL - Digital Subscriber Line (see ADSL)
  • DTD - Document Type Definition
  • DVD - Digital Versatile Disc

E


  • E-MAIL - Electronic Mail
  • EIGRP - Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol - An IP routing protocol.
  • ESD - Electrostatic Discharge
  • EMACS - Text Editor [Unix]
  • ENDEC - Encoder/Decoder
  • EOA - End Of Address
  • EOF - End Of File
  • ERR - Error

F


G


H


  • HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer
  • HAND - Have A Nice Day
  • HANN - Have A Nice Night
  • HCL - Hardware Compatibility List
  • HTH - Hope That Helps
  • HTML - HyperText Markup Language
  • HTTP - HyperText Transfer Protocol

I


J


  • jftc - Just For The Record

K


L


M


  • MVC - Model–View–Controller

N


O


P


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 by GNU - GNU is not UNIX.
  • RCS - Revision Control System

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


  • TAG - The Attachmate Group
  • TLA - Three Letter Acronym
  • TSP - Travel Support Program

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



Z


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