virtual machine/conversational monitor system

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Virtual Machine/Conversational Monitor System definition

operating system
(VM/CMS) An IBM time-sharing and personal computing environment executing under Virtual Machine (VM) in a virtual machine environment. VM/CMS is designed to support large numbers of interactive users. It relies on numerous APIs into the Control Program (CP) to provide very efficient single-user processing
VM/CMS was only adopted some time after the original design of Virtual Machine as a more efficient personal computing environment than MVS/TSO.
(1999-01-19)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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