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  Pick operating system - Definition, explanation
The Pick operating system (often called just "the Pick system" or simply "Pick") is a demand-paged multiuser virtual memory time-sharing operating system based around a unique "multivalued" database.
Pick was originally implemented as the Generalized Information Retrieval Language System (GIRLS) on an IBM System/360 in 1965 by Don Nelson and Richard (Dick) Pick at TRW for use by the U.S. Army to control the inventory of helicopter parts.
Pick was subsequently commercially released in 1973 by Microdata (and their British distributor CMC) as the Reality Operating System.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/p/pi/pick_operating_system_1.php   (0 words)

 Linux and GNU - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Linux is normally used in a combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU, with Linux functioning as its kernel.
Some of our system components, the programming tools, became popular on their own among programmers, but we wrote many components that are not tools (2).
A free operating system that exists today is almost certainly either a variant of the GNU system, or a kind of BSD system.
www.gnu.org /gnu/linux-and-gnu.html   (0 words)

  Pick White Papers, Pick Software, Pick Research, Hardware and Services - KnowledgeStorm
Designed for comfort, the MX7 is light enough for scan intensive picking yet tough enough more...
The use of touchscreens means that operators can see work assignments on graphical touchscreens throughout the plant.
The system is scalable and built on an AS/400 platform.
www.knowledgestorm.com /search/keyword/Pick   (1698 words)

 BrowserCam : Screen capture and Remote Access service for cross platform compatibility testing and HTML design quality ...
BrowserCam's Screen Capture Service lets you submit multiple URL's, choose the browsers and operating systems you want to see, and in about a minute returns screen captures of your webpage loaded in the different browsers and operating systems you selected.
See all the operating systems and browsers we support here.
While our remote access service is ideal for developers who need to test the functionality of their sites, BC-Virtual allows for alterations to the operating system and the installation of any software that you care to place on your virtual machine.
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  The Joel on Software Discussion Group - Supporting the Pick operating system?
And, pick is a p-code runtime system just like java (hey, delintned text like xml to store data, and p-code runtime…gee…you think this was the lastest system on the block!!!).
A "rule" like "no subcontractors" is basically saying that they want to pick bodies to work on their stuff but have the bodies be legally employed by someone else.
The guy operating his business out of a spare bedroom may have the actual applied wisdom necessary to identify and deploy a solution to the client's problems.
discuss.joelonsoftware.com /default.asp?joel.3.446478.27   (3956 words)

  History of operating systems Summary
To accommodate this evolution of the meaning most of what was the original "operating system" is now called the "kernel", and OS has come to mean the complete package.
Early systems had utilized Microprogramming to implement features on their systems in order to permit different underlying architecture to appear to be the same as others in a series.
The system is an example of a system which started as a database application support program, graduated to system work, and still exists across a wide variety of systems supported on most UNIX systems as an addon database system.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_operating_systems   (3609 words)

  Technologies - Pick of the bunch.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pick is one of the small army of forgotten operating systems which once held the promise of great things but are now relegated to a minority interest.
Pick, which was originally designed for the minicomputer market, was given a kiss of life in 1986, when IBM announced that a new mainframe, the 9370, also ran Pick and Mumps as well as standard IBM operating systems.
Pick was ported to Microdata machines in 1973, and by 1977 had a near monopoly on the operating system.
www.vnunet.com /articles/print/2000337   (1684 words)

 Operating system Summary
Operating systems also have to allocate I/O to processes keeping in mind the limited bandwidth of the channels used; the code used for this can be as complex as the code that is used to schedule CPU time among processes.
Operating systems are a collection of programs designed to permit a computer to manage its own operations, including peripherals (printers and modems), programs, and data.
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.
www.bookrags.com /Operating_system   (7057 words)

 The right programming language facilitates equipment upgrade.
Furthermore, it was determined that the system had to include the database characteristic of a file dictionary, so authorized users could access files by using a query oriented language for the purpose of preparing ad hoc reports.
Finally, the system design had to be flexible to accommodate evolution of the HTVRO industry, so that enhancements and changes could be made to the system with minor effort.
Even though the system did not require all capabilities at the time, it was anticipated that other XYZ departments would eventually need access to the wealth of data the system would maintain.
www.nysscpa.org /cpajournal/old/08531382.htm   (1605 words)

 Gallery - Historical
This particular system was to contain three mini-computers linked to a large data acquisition system (supplied by Astrodata Corp in Anaheim) and further linked to a CDC supercomputer (6400).
The final result was that Intertechnique licensed the Pick system from Pick and dropped the Microdata license, Pick established his ownership of the basic technology, Microdata sold itself to McDonnell Douglas and everyone went their separate ways.
Finally, their "soft" operating system could be made to run almost as fast as if the whole thing had been implemented in hardware.
www.microdata-alumni.org /historical.htm   (7603 words)

 Will dictators, mamas pick 'Pick'? OS choice can optimize applications - Pick operating system Software Magazine - Find ...
The Irvine, Calif.-based developer of the Pick operating system says his target customer is "the person who runs a company or organization with an iron fist, who wants to run a team the way it's supposed to be run."
Although Pick is pitching his operating system to "dictators," he nonetheless insists that "Users don't have to depend on a DP staff; you throw them in and a large percentage catch on.
He calls the operating system "a tool for running companies," and contrasts the decentralized, PC and LAN approach with his own.
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 Raining Data - Online Technical Manual
It still amazes me that with each new install of the Pick Operating System I come across, at least half of new users are surprised that they just can't reboot or power down the system whenever a small glitch occurs, like a terminal or printer hanging.
If your system goes down be cause of a power failure, or hangs due to an internal system bug or hardware problem, then it is quite possible that the Monitor has been caught in mid-juggle.
The moral of the story is to avoid a radical system reboot at all costs, especially if the system is in heavy use at the time.
www.picksys.com /support/techpubs/0139head.html   (1438 words)

 Top Net Operating System
Operating system usefulness should ultimately be determined separately for each task: desktops for administrators, desktops for users, and servers.
In a more general sense, most people will use SSH or a remote desktop to manage a server, which can be done from any operating system.
A given platform's usefulness to an administrator is mostly going to depend on what the administered servers are running, and, of course, that person's level of comfort with the operating system.
www.webopedia.com /DidYouKnow/Computer_Science/2005/top_net_operating_system.asp   (1305 words)

 NISA UK | PICK OS software development, databasic program amendments, PICK advice, programmers, contractors, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A database management system called DM512 was initally developed by Dick Pick and Don Nelson as part of a government project for Cheyenne helicopters to keep track of parts.
It was later introduced to the commercial marketplace and soon renamed the PICK Operating System.
PICK was soon ported to other machines and so followed other flavours of the popular operating system, mvBASE, D3, Unidata, Universe.
www.nisa.co.uk /pickos.html   (357 words)

 Pick OS (Pick operating system) OPEN QM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This all depends on what operating system you are using and how you connect to your QM server....
These operating systems include full user authentication and users connecting directly to QM via a telnet style connection will need to enter a user name and password that are known to the operating system.
There may be times when system administrators do not want all users who have valid operating system user names to be able to use QM.
www.com02.net /openqm/id58.htm   (669 words)

 RE Systems Group: D3 Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The PICK System was originally developed in the 1960's as a relational database for the Department of Defense.
The idea behind open systems is that if all computers can use the same operating system (and attendant items) than one may run one's application software (like RSG's packages), without change, on any computer.
The open systems approach was contrary to the vast majority of computer manufacturers philosophies as they wanted one to use their proprietary operating systems and development software so that leaving the manufacturer (after the hardware and software investment) was extremely difficult and costly.
www.resystemsgroup.com /d3_environment.html   (1167 words)

 Introduction to Linux operating system - Techcuriosity.com
Linux is a free open-source operating system based on Unix.
Linux is a very powerful operating system and it is gradually becoming popular throughout the world.
It is the main operating system used for high performance business and in web servers.
www.techcuriosity.com /resources/linux   (388 words)

 PICK OPERATING SYSTEM STILL HAS A FUTURE - MARRIED TO UNIX, US REPORT FINDS - CBRonline.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pick operating system, which was originally developed for a stores data management system US military project way back in the mid-1960s, has evolved into a commercial multi-user system - for users as opposed to technicians - with an in-built relational database and English-like enquiry language at its heart.
Although Pick, with its in-built relational database, is ideal for business environments, in the open systems market, applications and operating systems stand or fall on their ability to perform a complete range of computing tasks.
Nevertheless Pick is still important to its users - the report claims that nearly 90% reckoned that the use of Pick had given their business a competitive edge.
www.cbronline.com /article_cg.asp?guid=C0E691B6-97A1-410C-B880-5E73904BC5A0   (975 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Guide to The Pick Operating System ---------------------------------- ------------- Introduction: ------------- This is an unfamiliar operating system to many in spite of its being wide spread.
It resembles a data base management system and is also sold as a DBMS on top of MSDOS as Revelation, as well as running as an application on UNIX and VM/CMS.
Pick Basic has a number of neat things in it like conversion between ascii and ebcdic which is useful for dealing with stuff from an IBM mainframe.
www.classiccmp.org /dunfield/other/pick.txt   (1589 words)

 Operating system flexibility
To install multiple operating systems on a single computer, the details of hard drive organization must be understood.
Other operating systems have very limited abilities when it comes to the type and location of their partitions.
The ability to select from two or more operating systems at boot time will save the cost of a second machine to run the alternate OS or the time required to delete and install a new OS.
www-106.ibm.com /developerworks/library/l-flex.html?dwzone=linux   (2012 words)

 Raining Data - Online Technical Manual
It still amazes me that with each new install of the Pick Operating System I come across, at least half of new users are surprised that they just can't reboot or power down the system whenever a small glitch occurs, like a terminal or printer hanging.
It's hard for the experienced DOS user (and first-time Pick user) to stop looking at his or her microprocessor as a Personal Computer and start looking at it as a micro-main frame.
If your system goes down be cause of a power failure, or hangs due to an internal system bug or hardware problem, then it is quite possible that the Monitor has been caught in mid-juggle.
www.rainingdata.com /support/techpubs/0139head.html   (1438 words)

 IBM System i 520 Express
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The System i platform delivers a complete business system with the features and functions you need built in, making it the most cost-effective business system.
www-03.ibm.com /systems/i/hardware/520express/index.html   (446 words)

 PickWiki: KenSimms
But the Pick System was not long in existence as a commercial product when the need for a procedural programming language was recognized.
Pick/BASIC-like the Pick Operating System itself (for so long, that`s what is was, the Pick Operating System)-is a dynamic living thing (remember the Green and Rainbow manuals?).
The use of a token-based system produced a compiler with two main characteristics: (1) easy addition of new structures to the language, and (2) sometimes cryptic error messages.
www.pickwiki.com /cgi-bin/wiki.pl?KenSimms   (2005 words)

 PC Plus - Spotlight on Spotlight
Windows systems have traditionally relied on assigning the application type to the filename in the form of the file name extension, the three characters after the dot.
Relying on your own quirky rich file system was fine in the early days of the Mac, when computers were standalone, or only likely to be networked to machines running the same operating system.
A system search engine built on a true database filesystem, like Pick or MUMPS, would be clean and fast on local drives and just wouldn’t work (you wouldn’t expect it to work) on networked drives using a foreign file system.
www.pcplus.co.uk /columns/columns/spotlight_on_spotlight   (885 words)

 Mike Binns Computer Advice: Operating System: XP
An Operating System is basically a program that knows how to talk to the hardware on your computer.
Operating systems prior to XP are simply too unstable when it comes to spyware and viruses.
If you need to upgrade your current computer's operating system to XP, the procedure is exactly the same as is outlined in the Format/Reinstall instructions.
computeradvice.mikebinns.net /operatingSystem.php   (881 words)

 [No title]
This FAQ is dedicated to use of AOS (Academic Operating System), running on the IBM RISC processor known as the RT.
Submitter: Keith Moore date: Mon Apr 12 17:14:45 1993 The IBM Academic Operating System is a port of 4.3 BSD to the RT, with a few extra features (like NFS) that weren't included in 4.3 BSD.
The entire operating system and applications are at the 4.4 level except for the kernel VM and filesystems.
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /afs/andrew.cmu.edu/usr/shadow/www/ibmrt/faq/aos.txt   (3834 words)

 GRS Associates, MultiValue Database
Pick is a Integrated Development Environment for database applications.
It was developed by Richard Pick in the 60's, and originally sold with proprietary hardware as an operating system with an embedded database.
The industry, short of Pick Systems itself (now, Raining Data Corp), has decided to call 'it' the MultiValue DBMS.
www.icca.org /data/firms/215/multivalue.html   (259 words)

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