operating system

Definitions of operating system

n (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services

Microsoft disk operating system
an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
an open-source version of the UNIX operating system
DOS, disk operating system
an operating system that is on a disk
UNIX, UNIX operating system, UNIX system
trademark for a powerful operating system
(trademark) an operating system with a graphical user interface
Type of:
computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system
(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

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