Part of the Personal computing glossary:

What terms did our readers visit most in the most last year? Here's our list of the WhatIs Top 500 of 2006.

1. Mathematical Symbols
2. Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, and all that
3. S/PDIF
4. chat abbreviations
5. local area network
6. Schrodinger's cat
7. iSCSI
8. FUBAR
9. promiscuous mode
10. logic gate
11. proxy server
12. systems development life cycle
13. Fast Guide to DSL
14. RAID
15. protocol
16. Error messages for Windows 2000
17. The speed of...
18. File Transfer Protocol
19. OSI Reference Model illustrated
20. static IP address/dynamic IP address
21. Our Favorite Cheat Sheets
22. nanometer
23. TCP/IP
24. Internet
25. storage area network
26. kilowatt-hour
27. PERT chart
28. IP address
29. Ethernet
30. Information Kit: Linux, Unix, and All the Little ixes
31. bit
32. HTTP
33. router
34. digital signal X
35. suffix
36. emoticon
37. How do you pronounce IT?
38. Categories of twisted pair cabling systems
39. denial of service
40. bandwidth
41. chaos theory
42. extranet
43. GUI
44. algorithm
45. operating system
46. client/server
47. domain controller
48. coaxial cable
49. Table of Physical Units
50. Quizzes
51. OSI
52. SAP
53. adware
54. blog
55. transistor
56. gigabyte
57. Fast Guide to RAM
58. Bypass IVRS - Talk to a real person - cheatsheet
59. VoIP
60. virtual private network
61. object-oriented programming
62. subnet
63. dielectric material
64. Gantt chart
65. firewall
66. Learning guides and tutorials
67. CRM
68. megabyte
69. six degrees of separation
70. transducer
71. signal-to-noise ratio
72. RAM
73. time-division multiplexing
74. server
75. latency
76. Internet Protocol
77. DMZ
78. Bluetooth
79. Secure Sockets Layer
80. spyware
81. Mbps
82. WAN
83. Horoscopes for Geeks
84. How many bytes for...
85. buffer overflow
86. jump drive
87. Accelerated Graphics Port
88. Wi-Fi
89. nanosecond
90. network-attached storage
91. throughput
92. GPRS
93. The 10 Most Misunderstood Terms in IT
94. gateway
95. digital signature
96. coaxial cable (illustrated)
97. 802.11g
98. intranet
99. gap analysis
100. Linux
101. byte
102. digital certificate
103. disaster recovery plan
104. pictograph
105. XML
106. encryption
107. anonymous Web surfing
108. ATM
109. Our Favorite Technology Quotations
110. virus
111. URL
112. database
113. DHCP
114. POP3
115. dongle
116. ERP
117. ERP
118. hexadecimal
119. wireless
120. twisted pair
121. wireless LAN
122. waterfall model
123. Optical Carrier levels (OCx)
124. Trojan horse
125. gigahertz
126. packet
127. NetBIOS
128. Kbps
129. blue screen of death
130. OEM
131. access control list
132. microprocessor
133. COM+
134. service-oriented architecture
135. statistical mean, median, mode, and range
136. streaming video
137. peer-to-peer
138. domain name system
139. grok
140. percent increase / percent decrease
141. dynamic link library
142. pulse code modulation
143. BPEL
144. BPEL
145. EAI
146. boilerplate
147. SMTP
148. ISV
149. MP3
150. micrometer
151. PKI
152. Business Information Warehouse
153. LDIF
154. capacitor
155. Fast Guide to IT Humor
156. Fast Guide to Storage Technologies
157. Fast Guide to Storage Technologies
158. phishing
159. Our Latest Discovery
160. cache memory
161. UDP
162. aggregate
163. MAC address
164. tunneling
165. TCP
166. rapid application development
167. Remote Procedure Call
168. RCA connector
169. T-carrier system
170. cable modem
171. port number
172. modulation
173. Java
174. electron rest mass
175. open relay
176. LDAP
177. LDAP
178. teraflop
179. distributed denial-of-service attack
180. Serial ATA
181. sniglet
182. Web services
183. key fob
184. digital
185. authentication
186. GSM
187. Active Directory
188. hard disk
189. soft keyboard
190. RSS
191. data mining
192. Token Ring
193. glossaries about information technology
194. reverse engineering
195. redundant
196. ISDN
197. set-top box
198. hashing
199. WYSIWYG
200. terabyte
201. pixel
202. ASIO
203. business intelligence
204. IEEE
205. HTML
206. Learn IT: Software Development
207. WhatIs.com Learning Center
208. cache
209. ASCII
210. histogram
211. 802.xx Fast Reference
212. multiplexing
213. telephone jacks
214. metropolitan area network
215. HTTPS
216. relational database
217. cookie
218. domain name
219. browser
220. Oracle
221. ping
222. NetWeaver
223. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
224. BIOS
225. alternating current
226. analog-to-digital conversion
227. Rational Rose
228. latitude and longitude
229. application program interface
230. Kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, pebi, and all that
231. pie graph
232. topology
233. broadband
234. Component Object Model
235. EOM
236. joule
237. swap file
238. 3G
239. round robin
240. hub
241. 802.11
242. spiral model
243. Red Book
244. field-effect transistor
245. OLE
246. Bayesian logic
247. IT
248. binary
249. Special ASCII symbols and how to type them
250. Transport Layer Security
251. middleware
252. SAP Exchange Infrastructure
253. PSTN
254. Telnet
255. jitter
256. FireWire
257. core competency
258. nanotechnology
259. vector graphics
260. functional specification
261. skunkworks
262. analog
263. Fibre Channel
264. Address Resolution Protocol
265. Active Server Page
266. knowledge management
267. spanning tree protocol
268. frequency-hopping spread spectrum
269. CPU
270. Blu-ray
271. pascal (unit of pressure or stress)
272. motherboard
273. J2EE
274. boot
275. haptics
276. just-in-time compiler
277. voltage
278. backbone
279. microsecond
280. worm
281. orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing
282. taxonomy
283. CD-ROM
284. frequency modulation
285. SQL
286. flash memory
287. best practice
288. biochip
289. HD upconverter
290. RADIUS
291. SCSI
292. light-emitting diode
293. CDMA
294. phase-shift keying
295. repeater
296. application
297. social engineering
298. database management system
299. Secure Electronic Transaction
300. SOAP
301. Wave file
302. nerd
303. clock speed
304. IDE
305. optical fiber
306. big-endian and little-endian
307. asynchronous
308. zero-day exploit
309. COTS, MOTS, GOTS, and NOTS
310. intrusion detection
311. radio frequency
312. USB
313. megabit
314. frame relay
315. BGP
316. IPsec
317. Session Initiation Protocol
318. amplitude modulation
319. port
320. MPEG
321. user acceptance testing
322. waveform
323. on the fly
324. HIPAA
325. Synchronous Optical Network
326. QoS
327. race condition
328. virtualization
329. warez
330. Google hacking
331. passive FTP
332. remote access
333. Unix
334. International System of Units
335. .NET
336. data warehouse
337. KISS Principle
338. network
339. oscillator
340. processor
341. Short Message Service
342. malware
343. keylogger
344. m-commerce
345. Learning Path: Testing network cable
346. weblog
347. Wired Equivalent Privacy
348. Wired Equivalent Privacy
349. WAP
350. Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
351. screen shot
352. extension
353. 10BASE-T
354. full HDTV
355. satellite
356. QAM
357. IDoc
358. ICT
359. SDH
360. private branch exchange
361. T1
362. SDRAM
363. Data Encryption Standard
364. Illustrated definitions
365. data
366. horsepower
367. backup
368. steradian
369. spam
370. e-mail
371. DCOM
372. Japanese emoticons
373. instantiation
374. thin client
375. UART
376. standard definition television
377. brute force cracking
378. collocation
379. iterative
380. FDDI
381. instant messaging
382. root-mean-square
383. network interface card
384. ISP
385. ABAP
386. DVD
387. compliance
388. Understanding TCP/IP
389. bespoke
390. frequency-shift keying
391. MQSeries
392. rootkit
393. socks
394. optical mouse
395. switch
396. certificate authority
397. mass
398. parity
399. packet-switched
400. bridge
401. DRAM
402. authorization
403. bluesnarfing
404. application service provider
405. JAD
406. frequency
407. circuit-switched
408. googol and googolplex
409. advertising terminology on the Internet
410. RSS feeds on WhatIs.com
411. ping of death
412. refresh rate
413. unified field theory
414. tuple
415. PCI
416. logical unit number
417. hot swap
418. ActiveX
419. single sign-on
420. biometrics
421. blade server
422. beta test
423. e-mail spoofing
424. comma-separated values file
425. Network File System
426. webMethods
427. Portable Document Format
428. attenuation
429. information life cycle management
430. cluster computing
431. E-carrier system
432. OCSP
433. modem
434. What is RSS?
435. PCI-X
436. relational database management system
437. Nagle's algorithm
438. Six Sigma
439. Northbridge
440. S-Video
441. transponder
442. Primary Rate Interface
443. hard disk drive
444. JPEG
445. CSU/DSU
446. IIS
447. GIF
448. mouse potato
449. XSD
450. enterprise
451. Web server
452. PPP
453. Phone numbers
454. kernel
455. honey pot
456. bus
457. IEEE 1394
458. bit map
459. open source
460. OLAP
461. calorie
462. kinetic energy
463. Request for Comments
464. OSPF
465. Secure Shell
466. volt-ampere
467. Fast Guide to DTV
468. irrational number
469. private automatic branch exchange
470. Secure Digital card
471. Google
472. programming language generations
473. diode
474. Halloween: Do you speak geek?
475. van Eck phreaking
476. multi-core processor
477. current
478. UMTS
479. ADSL
480. Unshielded Twisted Pair
481. Ajax
482. ad-hoc network
483. scientific notation
484. HDMI
485. laser printer
486. Crash Course: Spyware
487. markup
488. standard temperature and pressure
489. portal
490. Blog terms: Glossary
491. Windows NT
492. JavaScript
493. class
494. display modes
495. PPPoE
496. canonicalization
497. program
498. R/3
499. Yagi antenna
500. acceptable use policy


This was last updated in January 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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