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  Operating system (Linux Reviews)
Apart from the kernel, an operating system is often distributed with system software that manages a graphical user interface (although Windows and Macintosh have integrated these programs into the operating system), as well as utility programs for tasks such as managing files and configuring the operating system.
Modern operating systems have a Graphical user interface which uses a pointing device such as a mouse or stylus for input in addition to the keyboard.
Mainframe operating systems, such as IBM's z/OS, and embedded operating systems such as VxWorks, eCos, and Palm OS, are usually unrelated to Unix and Windows, except for Windows CE, Windows NT Embedded 4.0 and Windows XP Embedded which are descendants of Windows, and several *BSDs, and Linux distributions tailored for embedded systems.
linuxreviews.org /dictionary/Operating_system   (4162 words)

  
 Operating System Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Operating systems are everywhere in today's computer age.
The ability for a user to work on their computer is based entirely on the operating systems functionality in today's society.
What an operating system is really good for is accessing programs, because it "provides a software platform" so that other programs are able to work properly (Operating System, Webopedia.com)[3].
mason.gmu.edu /~tbray/operatingsystem.html   (354 words)

  
 Operating_Systems
The Windows line of Operating Systems is the most popular of all the Operating Systems today, and is used on roughly 98% of all the worlds computers.
System is rock solid and is based on the windows NT/OS/2 Warp project by Microsoft and IBM back in June of 1991.
Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
home.ptd.net /~karoly/Operating_Systems.htm   (619 words)

  
 Operating systems timeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article presents a timeline of events in the history of computer operating systems from 1960 to 2006.
http://www.levenez.com/unix/ -- Timeline of UNIX 1969 and its descendants at present
Concise Microsoft O.S. Timeline -- A color-coded concise timeline for various Microsoft operating systems (1981 - present)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operating_systems_timeline   (157 words)

  
 Computer Laboratory - Operating System Foundations
For supervisions and revision, the exam questions from Operating Systems Foundations 2001-02 onwards and Part 1A Operating Systems are most relevant.
Some of the Operating Systems Foundations questions from 2000-01 and earlier are relevant to this course but those on this year's Part 3 material may require more detail than is covered.
Here is the text (without figures and as a DOC file) for Chapter 27 of Operating Systems on WindowsNT/2000XP to supplement the lecture notes.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /Teaching/current/OSFounds   (348 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | STS-107 Mission Report | STS-107 Entry Timeline
The following timeline was compiled by William Harwood, CBS News, from telemetry data (through revision 15 of NASA's internal timeline), initial data from Columbia's recovered OEX recorder, transcriptions of the NASA-Select commentary, mission control audio loops and portions of a 13-minute in-cabin video recovered after the accident.
As the entry proceeded, Columbia's flight control system began sensing unexpected aerodynamic drag on the left side of the spacecraft and commands were sent to adjust the shuttle's roll trim using the elevons at th back of each wing.
System 2 left brake switching valve return temperature sensor (aft) begins a sharp downward trend to off-scale low.
spaceflightnow.com /shuttle/sts107/timeline   (8125 words)

  
 drx: Unix [Computers: Software: Operating Systems: Unix] - loadaverageZero
Unix is a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system first developed by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie at ATandT Bell Labs around 1970.
Richie, working with Brian Kernighan, later rewrote the system and also developed the C programming language—making Unix the first portable OS in the history of computing.
A brief history of the early development of the Unix operating system, concentrating on the evolution of the file system, the process-control mechanism, and the idea of pipelined commands.
loadaveragezero.com /app/drx/Software/Operating_Systems/Unix   (487 words)

  
 Timeline Sues ProClarity for Patent Infringement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Timeline alleges ProClarity has failed to properly honor Timeline's patent rights when its products are used in combination with Microsoft's SQL Server.
Timeline Analyst was developed for Windows and Office and takes full advantage of Microsoft's latest operating systems.
Timeline can be reached at 800-342-3365 or on the web at www.timeline.com.
www.primezone.com /newsroom/?d=80753   (631 words)

  
 IBM Research | Projects | Antivirus Research | Timeline
Predictions of destruction ranged from one company spokesman who allegedly claimed that as many as 5 million systems would go down, to another company spokesman who said that it was more likely that you'd spill coffee in your keyboard than get the virus.
Everyone was waiting for the release of Chicago (Windows 95) and wondering what effect the new operating system would have on the future of anti-virus.
The new operating systems are no longer a hostile environment for viruses.
www.research.ibm.com /antivirus/timeline.htm   (3910 words)

  
 BE OPERATING SYSTEM - Screenshots, Timeline & History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quote; The two systems also have very different target markets as their design centers.
I've used versions of the Mac OS from System 6 up to Mac OS X. User Interface is one area where Mac users are notoriously picky.
The Be operating system was intended to be an alternative to the heavy weight (literally) operating systems used by most people.
www.jmusheneaux.com /10000-2.htm   (573 words)

  
 Operating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This became of vital importance to operating system makers, because the TCSEC was used to evaluate, classify and select computer systems being considered for the processing, storage and retrieval of sensitive or classified information.
An alternative strategy, and the only strategy available where the operating system and user programs have the same hardware privilege, is the operating system not running user programs as native code, but instead either emulates a processor or provides a host for a p-Code based system such as Java.
Internal security is also vital if auditing is to be of any use, since a program can potentially bypass the operating system, inclusive of bypassing auditing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operating_system   (4095 words)

  
 Time Line
FTC commissioners deadlock 2-2 on a vote to file a complaint, and the investigation is dropped.
Sporkin determines that Microsoft "has a monopoly on the market for PC operating systems," with a market share over 70%, and he agrees with Justice on most of its allegations.
Windows 95, Microsoft's next-generation operating system, is released to the public with a worldwide marketing blitz, including midnight buying frenzies and the purchase of the entire day's run of the London Times.
www.courttv.com /trials/microsoft/background/timeline.html   (672 words)

  
 Computing at Columbia Timeline
The new equipment was installed in 307 University Hall and the new system phased in from 1959 to 1961 (with an IBM 407 installed rather than a 403 at an extra $250/month).
By the early 60s a certain division of labor had become the rule, in which "system analysts" would make a flow chart, programmers would translate it to code, which was written by hand on "coding forms" that were given to key punch operators to be punched on cards.
Besides the IBM 7094/7040 system there was also an IBM 1401 and a 1410 computer in the machine room, as well as the unit record equipment listed in the January 1963 entry.
www.columbia.edu /~fdc/timeline.html   (14488 words)

  
 Business and Technology: U.S. v. Microsoft
6 – Microsoft announces a $150 million investment in operating system rival Apple Computer Inc., a move that immediately draws Justice Department scrutiny.
June 16 – A federal appeals court upholds the 1994 settlement, reversing Sporkin and removing the judge from the case.
The agency considers charges that the company's pricing policies illegally thwarted competition and that it deliberately created hidden codes in its operating system to hinder competing applications.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/business/longterm/microsoft/timeline.htm   (1471 words)

  
 Quiz on Computer Operating Systems OS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There was also a MS-DOS 4.0, which (and not OS/2) was Microsoft's first non-Unix multitasking operating system.
It was first called UNICS (UNIplexed operating and Computing System), a pun on its predecessor MULTICS (MULTiplexed Information and Computing Service).
Windows NT was the first network operating system from Microsoft.
www22.brinkster.com /beeandnee/quiztime/operatingsystems.asp   (630 words)

  
 Enterprise Standards: Network - Operating Systems
The State's migration path to an enterprise-wide or even a standard file/print server operating system will be tough and enormously expensive with considerations for planning, culture, available resources, training, additional staff, experience, additional dollars as critical parts of the process.
There was general consensus of the team that no product with large market share is currently robust enough for an enterprise-wide server operating system which could provide one server for applications, files and printing(LAN Server is quite robust but has a small market share).
The next two years should give a clearer picture of how this is trending so that standards can be derived for enterprise/file server/print server operating systems.
enterprise.state.wi.us /home/standards/std0513.htm   (495 words)

  
 32-bit Timeline
, the first of a new generation of computers within the VAX family and, at the time, the highest performance computer system in DIGITAL's history.
systems, extending distributed computing to the work group.
systems, DIGITAL's most powerful and expandable VAX systems in a single cabinet.
research.microsoft.com /~gbell/Digital/timeline/32-bit.htm   (191 words)

  
 LWN 1998 Linux timeline
Please see the new version of this timeline which can be found in its permanent location.
The Netwinder products are featured, and they pledge their support for the Linux system.
A lengthy story presents Linux in a highly positive manner, and brings the system to the attention of many who had never heard of it before.
lwn.net /1998/1224/timeline.html   (4233 words)

  
 What is business recovery timeline? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
The chronological sequence of recovery activities, or critical path, that must be followed to resume an acceptable level of operations following a business interruption or outage.
This timeline may range from minutes to weeks, depending upon the recovery requirements and methodology.
Hoover's: Timeline, Inc. Company Research - Find information on Timeline, Inc. with operations and products, financials, officers, competitors and more at Hoover's.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/B/business_recovery_timeline.html   (280 words)

  
 History Unix Operating Systems Software Computers
An authoritative and technical overview of the operating system.
"Concentrates on the evolution of the file system, the process-control mechanism, and the idea of pipelined commands.
Some attention is paid to social conditions during the development of the system."
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Computers/Software/Operating_Systems/Unix/History   (621 words)

  
 AddressOf.com : Timeline: BASIC to Visual Basic .NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CBASIC was marketed by his company, Compiler Systems (which in 1981 was acquired by Digital Research).
Moving C to other operating systems is easier than most of other languages.
Visual Basic 4 was released in 1995 and supported the new Windows 95 family of 32-bit operating systems.
addressof.com /blog/articles/VBTimeline.aspx   (1309 words)

  
 Sispro to Translate Timeline's Analyst Suite into Natural Spanish
Timeline will have the right to offer Spanish versions provided by Sispro through other resellers throughout the world.
The fact that Timeline's underlying technology has obtained patent protection through the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property is an added incentive for our company to invest in developing this market.
A leader in the Mexican market in industrial management systems, Sispro is recognized for its tradition, trustworthiness and for its constant innovations.
www.tmcnet.com /usubmit/2004/Apr/1029764.htm   (1020 words)

  
 Windows History: Windows Desktop Timeline
On November 10, 1983, Microsoft announced Microsoft Windows®, an extension of the MS-DOS® operating system that would provide a graphical operating environment for PC users.
Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 are the latest versions of the popular Microsoft desktop operating system and Web browser technology.
To read more about how the operating system was developed, see the Windows Desktop Products History.
www.microsoft.com /windows/WinHistoryProGraphic.mspx   (102 words)

  
 Create Digital Music
A timeline on the right side flips through earlier iterations of a folder in Finder.
This is a key point, because one of the oft-overlooked needs for backup is undoing human/user error, not just recovering from a drive failure.
All signs indicate that Vista could be a great OS for musicians, from overhauled audio drivers to robust 64-bit computing support and overall improvements in stability, performance, and usability.
createdigitalmusic.com /tag/operating-systems   (1929 words)

  
 Vista setback timeline - Operating Systems - www.itnews.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Here is a look at key points -- the twists, turns and setbacks -- in the short history of Windows Vista.
Microsoft's acknowledgement Tuesday [US time}that Windows Vista won't be in consumers' hands until January 2007 isn't the first time that the developer has put the brakes on its next generation operating system.
In fact, Allchin says, Longhorn will be an interim release between XP and "Blackcomb," code name for an even-farther-out OS.
www.itnews.com.au /newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=31060   (801 words)

  
 Microsoft Operating System Timeline - Bravo Technology Center - by  Sam C. Chan
Microsoft Operating System Timeline - Bravo Technology Center - by Sam C. Chan
This is a color-coded, concise historical chart of all mainstream Microsoft Operating Systems, showing their lineage, codenames and release dates.
It provides at-a-glance reference and helps you understand the confusing relationships among different versions and editions.
bravotech.us /info/msos-timeline.htm   (273 words)

  
 History of operating systems - timeline - LinuxQuestions.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
History of operating systems - timeline - LinuxQuestions.org
Could someone tell me (or point me elsewhere) what the history (timeline) is of the operating systems out there?
In other words, I want to know stuff like: in the year 19XX someone made unix, in the year 19YY someone made bsd, in the year 19ZZ someone made DOS, etc..
www.linuxquestions.org /questions/showthread.php?p=2412195#post2412195   (258 words)

  
 Timeline of GNU/Linux and Unix
We will make all improvements that are convenient, based on our experience with other operating systems.
In particular, we plan to have longer filenames, file version numbers, a crashproof file system, filename completion perhaps, terminal-independent display support, and eventually a Lisp-based window system through which several Lisp programs and ordinary Unix programs can share a screen.
Both C and Lisp will be available as system programming languages.
www.robotwisdom.com /linux/timeline.html   (4164 words)

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