American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Software designed to control the hardware of a specific data-processing system in order to allow users and application programs to make use of it.
- n. software Software that controls the allocation and usage of hardware resources such as memory, CPU time, disk space, and input and output devices.
- n. (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
“Palm’s sleek electronic organizers took off faster than color TVs, cell phones, and CD players, and now account for approximately 70 percent of the worldwide market, but nipping at the company’s heels is its key rival, Microsoft, whose PocketPC operating system a modified version of Windows CE was chosen by Hewlett-Packard to drive its Jornado, by Compaq for its iPAQ, and by Casio and Siemens for devices that will compete with Palm’s.”
“The first version to run under the ProDOS operating system was called Apple Writer 2.0.”
“Notice the use of os. sep variable - this gives the directory separator according to your operating system i.e. it will be”
“The BIP-6000 running the Android operating system features a fast 806 MHz processor, QWERTY or numeric keypad, 1D bar code scanning, 3MP camera with autofocus and flash, GSM voice, HSDPA 3G cellular data, and a VGA (480x640 resolution) 3. 5-inch TouchWindow LCD screen.”
“Anthony Michael Hall went on to portray Bill Gates to Noah Wyle’s Steve Jobs in Pirates of Silicon Valley, a solid 1999 made-for-TV movie about the PC and operating system revolution of the 1980s.”
“Episode 55: Nokia Booklet 3G: iPhone's single-task operating system renders it a poor man's Nokia:”
“Known as a “water-based mechanism,” this was the standard operating system behind all Egyptian moving-wall traps.”
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