Operating system terms

Number

*NIX
86-DOS

A

Access path
ACL
Active desktop
Active directory
Active Window
Add or Remove Programs
Add/Remove Programs
Aero
AfterStep
AIX
Apple DOS
Apple menu
Aqua
ASR
Association
Autoexec.bat
Autoplay

B

Background
Balloon
Batch file
Batch job
BeOS
Black Screen of Death
Blue Screen of Death
Bourne shell
BSD
BSOD
BOMB
Boot sector
Boot volume
Bootmgr
Bootstrap loader
Border
Button

C

Cab
Cacls
Cascade
CD
CE
CentOS
Charms
Chevron
Child
Clipboard
Close
Command button
CLSID
Command interpreter
Command key
Command line
Config.sys
Control panel
Cooperative multitasking
Crunchbang Linux
CUI
Cursor

D

Daemon
Debian
Desktop
Device Manager
Dialog box
Directory
Distribution
Distro
Disk operating system
DLL
Documents
DOS
Double-headed arrow
Dr. DOS
Drop shadow
Dual boot

E

EFS
Embedded Linux
Embedded operating system
Enhanced Mode
Epoch
ERD
ESCD
Executable file
Explorer
External command

F

Fatal exception
File
File manager
File menu
File name
File system
Fileset
Find Fast
Finder
Folder
Fork
Fstype
Fuduntu

G

GDI
General Protection Fault
GNOME
Goobuntu
GPF
Graphic User Interface
GUI
GUID

H

HAL
Hard link
HFS
Hibernate
Hidden
Hidden files
Hierarchical file system

I

IBM DOS
Icon
Inactive window
INF
Initial Program Load
Inode
Install
Internal command
IOS
IPL
IRQ holder for PCI steering
IRQL

J

Journal
Journaling file system

K

KDE
Kernel
Korn shell
Kvm

L

Linux
LiveCD
Load
Lock screen
Logical device
Long file names
Longhorn
Lubuntu
LXDE

M

Mac OS
Mach kernel
Main
Maximize
Menu
Menu bar
Menu-driven
Microkernel
Microsoft diagnostics
Minimize
Mnemonic
Mouse pointer
MS-DOS
Msconfig
Msinfo32
MUI
Multi-user system
Multitask
My Documents
My Computer
MVS

N

NEXTSTEP
Non-pre-emptive multitasking
Non-windows application
NOS
Notification area
NTLDR

O

Object-oriented interface
Open Apple key
Operating environment
Operating system
OS/2
OSR2
OSRI

P

Parent
PC DOS
Plumbing
PM
PNP
Pop-up menu
POSIX
Power user task menu
Preemptive multitasking
Prefetch
Presentation manager
Program and Features
Program files
Program group
Program manager
Prompt
Push-button

Q

Quick launch

R

ReadyBoost
Real-time operating system
Recovery console
Recycle bin
Registry
Reinstall
Reserved words
Resize
RTM

S

Sad Mac
Safe mode
Scroll
SE
Second edition
Separator
Service Pack
Shared directory
Shell
Sizing handle
Shortcut
Slackware Linux
Slipstreaming
Snap
SP
Spin box
SSP
Start button
Startup application
Startup folder
Subdirectory
Submenu
SuperFetch
SUID
SUSE Linux
Swap file
Symbolic link
Sysedit
Sysgen
System
System.ini
System 7
System32
System file
System folder
System information
Systray

T

Task
Task list
Task manager
Task switching
Taskbar
Temporary directory
Temporary file
Three finger salute
Tile
Tiling
Title bar
Toolbar
Tooltip
TOPS
TOS
Trash
TSR
TweakUI
Tux

U

Ubuntu
UNetbootin
Unformatting
Uninstall
Unix
User interface
User State Migration Tool
USMT
UUID

V

Variant
VBR
VectorLinux
Virtual machine
Vista

W

Wallpaper
Wfw
WGA
Widget
WIMP
Win.com
Win.ini
Win32
Win3x
Win9x
Window
Windows
Windows 2000
Windows 2k
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11
Windows 3.x
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 95
Windows 95B
Windows 98
Windows 9x
Windows Aero
Windows Azure
Windows CE
Windows DOS session
Windows for Workgroups
Windows for Workgroups 3.1
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Windows key
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows PE
Windows Registry
Windows RT
Windows store
Windows Theme
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Wine
Winoldap
Winpopup
WinSE
Workplace shell
WOW
WTMP
Wubi

X

X-Window
XENIX
Xfce
XP
XPM

Y
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Z
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