|About Mac OS
Mac OS stands for Macintosh operating system, the operating system developed specifically for the Apple Computer line of Macintosh Computers. There are several editions of the Mac OS, and each addition is denoted by a number after the title of the program, such as OS1, OS2, and so on.
|UNIX and the Internet
UNIX operating systems are chiefly known for their adaptability and their ability to run multiple programs concurrently and service more than one user at a time. In terms of UNIX's contribution to the Internet, what's known today as the Internet was initiated as an application of the UNIX operating system several years ago.
|What is an Operating System?
An operating system is a computer program that controls basic functions and application programs. In terms of basic tasks, the operating system controls the organization of files, receives input, and activates the printer and other peripheral devices. Software programs, called applications, can be run and supported by the operating system.
|What is OS/2 Warp?
OS/2 was IBM's response to Microsoft's Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, in terms of multitasking abilities and overall performance. The latest versions of the OS/2 are called OS/2 Warp. One interesting feature of the newer OS/2 Warp 4 is its ability to access Web sites by the mere sound of your voice.
|What is QNX?
QNX is an operating system for personal computers that's classified as a multitasking, multiuser, and real-time operating system. The term 'multitasking' means that this operating system can run several different programs concurrently, while the term 'multiuser' predictably means that the computer can support multiple users.