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COMPUTING ACRONYMS & TERMS' SMORGASBORD

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G AC Graphics Accelerator Card (hardware designed to speed up graphics display on the monitor; very fast GACs are useful for advanced designs as well as computer games with complex graphics)
.gam Gamma file extension (Target Gamma, for example, is used to calibrate the color brightness and contrast of an image for display on a monitor).
GA Netwatch Gardian Angels Netwatch (Group founded by New York radio talk show host Curtis Silva)
Gateway Device that connects and transfers information between two PCs
GB Gigabyte (1000 * 1024 * 1024 = 104,857,600 bytes) or 1000 MB [Megabyte]; also see TB [TeraByte].
GCR Group Coded Recording (Information storage system where single bytes are assembled into groups and each group has a code by which it is then stored on the disk (used in RLL--Run Length Limited drives).
GDI Graphics Device (Data/ Display) Interface (connects the DDI [Device Driver Interface] and the HD [Hard Drive] in a graphics accelerator card)
GET HTTP GET request sent by browser to IP address to load a file from a Web server.
GIF (1) Graphic Interchange Format (.gif file extension; popular Internet graphic file format developed by CompuServe).
.gif (2) Graphic Interface File (.gif file extension).
Gigabyte One Gig equals 1,000 Megabytes or 1000 * 1024 * 1024 = 104,857,600 digital bytes
GII Global Information Infrastructure
GIS Geographical Information System (NIS [Network Information Services] Server).
#--GL 3rd, 5th etc...Generation Language (stages in the development of a programming language)
GM General MIDI [Musical Instrument Digital Interface].
GMR Giant Magnetoresistive effect (Data storage technology that can resist magnetic field damaging effect)
GMTA Great minds think alike (E-mail acronym to speed up electronic mail message writing)
GND Ground (for PC power supply; also see ESD [Electros tatic Discharge])
GOPHER Not an acronym; named after the rodent. Gopher is a University of Minnesota distributed document search and retrieval system (virtually anyone with an Internet account can use Gopher).
GPF General Protection Fault (Generally indicates memory problems, such as, memory shortages and memory conflicts. Sometimes, GPFs are caused by corrupted files).
GPRS General Packet Radio Service (Packet-data technology to send and receive data at throughput up to 56 kbps)
GPS Global Positioning System Intelligent Sensor receives data from earth-orbiting satellites and indicates your location to within 50 or less meters.
.grp Group file extension (programs with different utilities or applications are stored in .GRP files in Windows' Program Manager).
GSM Global System for Mobile communication (The European standard for wireless computer-based services (GSM is based on TDMA [Time-division multiple access]).
GSNW Gateway Services for Net Ware
GTLD Global Top Level Domain name
GUI Graphical User Interface-- pronounced "gooey," it uses graphical pictures in combination with keystrokes and mouse button clicks to carry out commands. It was designed to be easier to use than a character-based interface, such as DOS. Microsoft Windows is a GUI or VUI (Visual User Interface).

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