At 01:01 PM 3/28/2005, Johnson, Earl [CRDUS non j&J] wrote:
>Good afternoon ListServe,
>Can anyone recommend a good online resource (dictionary or thesaurus) for
>computer words, terms, acronyms, etc.?
>Thanks, and have a great day!
Hmm, I guess that depends on if you mean computer terms in general, hacker
lingo, specific platform terms, etc…
There is E.S.R's jargon file, for the lingo side of things.
If you are desiring to look up specific terms, TechWeb has an IT encyclopedia
There's the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing:
For acronyms in specific, my favorite is Acronym Finder:
While Wikipedia is a general encyclopedia, it does well on computer terms,
as it's up-datable by anyone on-line. This has some downsides, but it's
done pretty well on most things for me.
HowStuffWorks has many computer tech related articles, and is great for
defining things for those less technically inclined:
The File Extension Source is handy if you are trying to figure out a
Windows file extension:
(There are other similar speciality resources for other platforms, etc.)
That's what's in my bookmarks.
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