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Encyclopedia > Operating environment

In computer software, an operating environment usually refers to a GUI front-end on top of an operating system. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Gui is a French form of the male name Guy. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...


A well-known operating environment is Microsoft Windows 3.11 (the operating system of which was MS-DOS) and its predecessors. Microsoft Windows is a range of closed source proprietary commercial operating environments for personal computers and servers. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ... Microsofts disk operating system, MS-DOS, was Microsofts implementation of DOS, which was the first popular operating system for the IBM PC, and until recently, was widely used on the PC compatible platform. ...


Other operating environments include KDE, GNOME, FVVM and other Linux front-ends. KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a free desktop environment and development platform built with Trolltechs Qt toolkit. ... Lawn Gnome A gnome is a mythical creature characterized by small stature and living underground. ... Tux, a penguin, is the official Linux mascot. ...


Most operating systems today include the operating environment, and term has become somewhat antiquated. In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...


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Operating environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (96 words)
An Operating environment, in computer software, is a GUI front-end which runs on top of an operating system.
One of the most popular operating environments is the earlier versions of Microsoft Windows which ran on MS-DOS.
Other operating environments include KDE, GNOME, FVVM and other Linux front-ends, although these are usually referred to as window managers.
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