Windows 10: Acronyms and Other Things

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  1. Posts : 19,715
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       16 May 2018 #21

    Bree said: View Post
    The prize for the most confusing multiple acronym goes to PUP/PUA/PUS.

    They all mean the same thing (malware) but no one can agree which one to use.

    Potentially Unwanted Program / Application / Software
    PUM - Potentially Unwanted Modification.
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  2. Posts : 2,429
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 May 2018 #22

    Here's an almost complete list from A-Z:
    List of computing and IT abbreviations - Wikipedia
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  3.    16 May 2018 #23

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    One we seem to live and breath, especially on Insider, is ISO

    ISO, the International Organization for Standardization
    ISO - International Organization for Standardization

    We tend to use it to refer to the actual object, the ISO for installing Windows, the ISO for doing a repair. etc. But ISOs are available for many, like Linux, etc.

    It refers to a standard way of assembling the data for such uses.


    EDIT:

    If anyone is wondering why it is ISO and not IOS or something else, here is the explanation from their site in the link above:



    It's all in the name

    Because 'International Organization for Standardization' would have different acronyms in different languages (IOS in English, OIN in French for Organisation internationale de normalisation), our founders decided to give it the short form ISO. ISO is derived from the Greek isos, meaning equal. Whatever the country, whatever the language, we are always ISO.
    No confusion if you put a dot before ISO, that means same as *.iso and means a file in that format.
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  4. Posts : 13,079
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       16 May 2018 #24

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Here's an almost complete list from A-Z:
    List of computing and IT abbreviations - Wikipedia
    GPO is not listed there, so we are already beyond Wikipedia
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  5.    16 May 2018 #25

    CountMike said: View Post
    No confusion if you put a dot before ISO, that means same as *.iso and means a file in that format.
    Or call it ISO-9660 perhaps?

    I used to work for a software house that was ISO-9001 certified which just meant some external auditor/inspector would come around occasionally and see if you had bothered to write a test plan for whatever you were doing (iirc). Nothing to do with DVDs anyway.

    Incidentally the format of the CD-ROM ISO (el torito) according to here is named for a restaurant in California. It stuck in my mind because they called it "an esoteric specification named for the Mexican restaurant where it was conceived." which is a nice turn of phrase.
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  6.    16 May 2018 #26

    lx07 said: View Post
    Or call it ISO-9660 perhaps?

    I used to work for a software house that was ISO-9001 certified which just meant some external auditor/inspector would come around occasionally and see if you had bothered to write a test plan for whatever you were doing (iirc). Nothing to do with DVDs anyway.

    Incidentally the format of the CD-ROM ISO (el torito) according to here is named for a restaurant in California. It stuck in my mind because they called it "an esoteric specification named for the Mexican restaurant where it was conceived." which is a nice turn of phrase.
    Do they serve Doritos ?
    Anyway, I hope everybody remembers what "*" means in file context.
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  7.    16 May 2018 #27

    AndreTen said: View Post
    GPO is not listed there, so we are already beyond Wikipedia
    When I worked at Chevron, there was an official document which had 30,000 (yes 30,000) acronym definitions which is ridiculous as there is only around 60,000 words in relatively common English usage.
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  8. Posts : 86
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1803 (OS Build: 17134.167)
       16 May 2018 #28

    AndreTen said: View Post
    GPO is not listed there, so we are already beyond Wikipedia

    No, I couldn't find it either. . . .

    It's now called Group Policy I guess. . . ? (Redirected from Group Policy Object)

    GPO is listed here, though, third from bottom. . . along with about 3,601,869 other acronyms. . . lol
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  9. Posts : 2,619
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       16 May 2018 #29

    GPO could be the General Post Office, but I digress

    GPO Group Policy object is just a single entry in the Group Policy - It follows the general naming conventions used in an Active Directory based Server system. The OOP, (Object Oriented Programming), system was "popular" at the time and the "Object" name was added to a lot of unrelated systems
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  10. Posts : 20,455
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
    Thread Starter
       16 May 2018 #30

    Bree said: View Post
    The prize for the most confusing multiple acronym goes to PUP/PUA/PUS.

    They all mean the same thing (malware) but no one can agree which one to use.

    Potentially Unwanted Program / Application / Software
    Urghhhhhhhhhh! Not PUS! That sounds so gross!
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