scumos

Computing Dictionary

ScumOS definition

abuse, operating system
/skuhm'os/ or /skuhm'O-S/ An Unflattering hackerism for SunOS, the Unix variant once supported on Sun Microsystems's Unix workstations.
Despite what this term might suggest, Sun was founded by hackers and still enjoys excellent relations with hackerdom; usage is more often in exasperation than outright loathing.
See also sun-stools. Compare AIDX, Macintrash, Nominal Semidestructor, Open DeathTrap, HP-SUX.
[Jargon File]
(1995-04-19)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: scummy
Next Definition: scuncheon
Words Near: scumos
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for scumos
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing scumos
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature