IHV: Inside Head Voice.
You're stressed. You're on the edge. You need to retreat to the sanctuary of your own thoughts, but you can't because your colleagues, peers or co-workers are not using their IHV.
Sarah: MY LIFE IS FULL OF COMPLEX EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS THAT I NEED TO VOICE AT EXTRAORDINARY VOLUMES!
Jonny: Sarah, I am trying to not fail my degree. Please use your IHV.
n. Acronym for "Independent Hardware Vendor".
(Compare to OEM)
Early benchmarks of netbooks running the Windows 7 RC show that IHVs have a lot of work to do writing new drivers for the computer's various components.