First nondestructive Interactive Partition Splitting program. Used often to partition HDDs prior to the installation of Linux in tandem with another OS, most likely Winblows 9x.

Federal Information Processing Standards.

Standards created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for use by Federal computer systems. NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling Federal government requirements such as for security and interoperability and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions.

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