desktop operating system

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desktop operating system

The control program in a user's machine (desktop or laptop). Also called a "client operating system," Windows is the overwhelming majority while the Macintosh comes second. There are also several versions of Linux for the desktop. Contrast with network operating system.
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The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Vista(TM) client operating system.
VDI Blaster[TM] deploys Devon IT's thin client operating system, Devon Terminal Operating System (DeTOS[TM]), and Devon IT's proprietary thin client management software to help IT administrators manage enterprise-wide deployments from a central location.
Once VDI Blaster is deployed, users can select to boot into Devon IT's newest thin client operating system, Devon Terminal Operating System 7 (DeTOS[TM]).
8 beta will provide antivirus and other protections for Windows Vista, the next generation of the Windows client operating system, as it becomes available for Windows Vista.
The software deploys Devon IT's thin client operating system, Devon Terminal Operating System (DeTOS[TM]), and Devon IT's thin client management software, ThinManage[TM], to help IT administrators manage enterprise-wide deployments from a central location.
May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated , a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced the release of PC-cillin(TM) Internet Security, which will provide anti-virus and other protections for Windows Vista(TM), the next generation of the Windows client operating system, as it becomes available for Windows Vista
VDI Blaster[TM] deploys Devon IT's thin client operating system, Devon Terminal Operating System (DeTOS[TM]), and Devon IT's thin client management software, ThinManage[TM], to help IT administrators manage enterprise-wide deployments from a central location.
today announced it will target broad availability of the Windows(R) client operating system code-named "Longhorn" in 2006, and make key elements of the Windows WinFX(TM) developer platform, which "Longhorn" provides, available for Windows XP and Windows Server(TM) 2003.
This release represents a key advancement for Avamar's disk-based data protection solution, adding new functionality to support the network data management protocol (NDMP) for network attached storage (NAS) devices, full system and message-level backup and restore of Microsoft Exchange Server, and expanded client operating system support.
In the event of a crash, its bare metal recovery feature lets systems operators fully restore the client operating system in as little as 20 minutes, instead of the hours or days normally required, thereby saving companies significant time and money.
We are delighted that Elcotel has utilized the Microsoft NT operating system for its e-Prism(TM) server and Microsoft CE as its thin client operating system on the Grapevine(TM) terminal.
Microsoft's client operating system anti-piracy efforts will backfire.