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General Electric definition

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(GE) A US company that manufactured computers from 1956 until 1970, when it sold its computer division to Honeywell and left the computer business. Notable GE computers were the GE-265, which supported the Dartmouth Time-sharing System (DTSS), and the GE-645 used for Multics development.
See also GCOS.
Not to be confused with the General Electric Company (GEC) in the UK (where FOLDOC's first seeds were sown).
(2002-02-27)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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