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Old 06-17-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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acronyms


i am about to give linux another stab, but it seems there are alot of acronyms and general computer speak in the answers given in these technical forums. is there somewhere that would have some sort of dictionary on the different terms used so i better understand whats going on?. i have simply mepis 3.3 and the only problem i had with it last time is it seemed to drop it's connection with the internet and wouldn't reaccquire without unplugging the router and plugging it back in. otherwise i thought it was a great alternative to win xp.
 
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it seems there are alot of acronyms and general computer speak in the answers given
If you have a problem with acronyms and tech terminology just tell peope to explain it.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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All I can say is that GIYF. CNP. SCNR (EG).

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Old 06-17-2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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On a bit less ironic note, google is your friend (GIYF), as is `dict' and `wtf'; try running $ wtf wtf for a start, and you'll see. On debian, wtf's in the bsdgames package (JTLYK).

It's my EWAG that RTFM helps a lot less than STFW (FSVO a lot), but CMIIW (ICBW).

HTH. If not, that's NMF and NMP.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:46 AM   #5
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Linux is lightyears behind Scientology in the use of accronyms and abbreviations... I remember when it was in the news earlier this year because of an episode of the southpark cartoon so I looked up some scientolgy web sites to see if it was really as crazy as southpark made it look. I could not hardly make any sense of it at all, very cryptic and archaic!
 
  


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