tape operating system

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Tape Operating System definition

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(TOS) An IBM operating system for System 360, used in the early days around 1965 to support the IBM 360 model 30 et al. TOS was a predecessor to IBM's Disk Operating System.
TOS died out really early as disks such as the 2311 and 2314 became common with the IBM 360 whereas thet had been a real luxury on the IBM 7090.
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(1999-01-20)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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