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The process of converting software to run on a computer other than the one for which it was originally written.
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Translating software to run on a different computer and/or operating system.
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portingThe act of translating from one programming language or protocol to another. Languages are "translated," and data are "converted." Porting implies changing instructions, not data structures. Therefore, applications are ported from one operating system to another, and operating systems are ported from one platform to another. However, data are "converted" from one format to another. See port.
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