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real operating system

real operating system in Technology

operating system, abuse
The sort the speaker is used to. People from the BSDophilic academic community are likely to issue comments like "System V? Why don't you use a *real* operating system?", people from the commercial/industrial Unix sector are known to complain "BSD? Why don't you use a *real* operating system?", and people from IBM object "Unix? Why don't you use a *real* operating system?"
See holy wars, religious issues, proprietary, Get a real computer!.
[Jargon File]
(1997-03-12)

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