operating system

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operating system (OS)

the main system programs of a computer that manage the hardware and application resources, including data input and output. Applications require an operating system to support and enable their function.
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In order to facilitate the companies to get a feel for the Linux Desktop Operating System, Linare offers a free evaluation copy for a limited time till the end of August 2004 and can be ordered online at http://www.
The implementation includes support for both legacy and next-generation desktop operating systems including integration with Windows 7 and Windows 8 WWAN implementation of NDIS 6.
Other enhancements include an updated user interface as well as support for the latest generation of Microsoft desktop operating systems, including Microsoft Vista.
Java technology-based software runs on all major enterprise and desktop operating systems including the Solaris Operating Environment, Linux, AIX, OS/390, HP-UX, Windows, and Macintosh, as well as on client devices, such as cell phones, PDAs, and pagers.
It includes Equinox, a component framework based on the OSGi standard, the ability to deploy native GUI applications to a variety of desktop operating systems, such as Windows, Linux and Mac OSX and an integrated update mechanism for deploying desktop applications from a central server.
According to BCN survey results from the last two quarters of 2005, Turbolinux is the primary distributor of Linux desktop operating systems with a 90% market share.
Turbolinux is also the primary distributor of Linux desktop operating systems with a 90% market share, according to the BCN survey.