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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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INTEGRITY PC has enabled Boeing to take advantage of existing Linux-based software, freeing it from having to port Linux code to a secure operating system and enabling easy future updates to the Linux-based code.
0, the next versions of the operating system that runs on more than 90 percent of the world's newly shipped personal computers.
These faster and more powerful new chips are performing on an old operating system that does not make full use of the chip's capacity.
While it likely will be used for years to come, most business users who want to exploit the capabilities of new generations of computer hardware can do so only by selecting faster, more flexible operating systems.
1) Broner and Powell, "Intelligent I/O Rule-Based Input/Output Processing for Operating Systems," Operating Systems Review (ACM Press, New York, July 1991).
NI application software including LabVIEW, LabWindows[TM]/CVI, Measurement Studio and SignalExpress, as well as NI hardware drivers for PCI Express, PCI, PXI and USB devices, will be available for use with Windows Vista shortly after Microsoft releases the operating system to the general public.
The Cinema Operating System will benefit from the combination of IBM's information technology leadership with Kodak's unrivalled knowledge of image science and software.
to stop forcing makers of personal computers to include its Internet browser when they install its Windows 95 operating system.
The network operating system is the software that manages how information travels through those cables to arrive at each computer.
As a practical matter, most PC users accept the operating system that is already loaded in the computer when it's delivered.
The addition of Linux as a strategic, global operating system is expected to help Dell to capture an increased percentage of spending associated with building the infrastructure for the new Internet economy, which is expected to reach $370 billion annually by 2003.

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