abuse, operating system
/mi:’kroh-sloth” win”dohz/ (Or “Windoze”, /win’dohz/) A derogatory term for Microsoft Windows which is so limited by bug-for-bug compatibility with mess-dos that it is agonisingly slow on anything less than a fast 486. Also called just “Windoze”, with the implication that you can fall asleep waiting for it to do anything; the latter term is extremely common on Usenet.
Compare X, sun-stools.
/ˌmaɪkrɒzˈmætɪk/ adjective 1. (of humans and certain animals) having a poor sense of smell
[mahy-kroh-soh-see-ol-uh-jee, -soh-shee-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌsoʊ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ noun 1. the sociological study of small groups and social units within a larger social system.
computer software company, founded 1975. Microsoft Corporation
- Microsoft basic
language (MS-BASIC) A dialect of BASIC from Microsoft, originally developed by Bill Gates in a garage back in the CP/M days. It was originally known as GWBasic, then QBASIC and finally MS-BASIC. When the MS-DOS operating system came out, it incorporated the GWBASIC.EXE or BASICA.EXE interpreters. GWBASIC (“Gee Whiz”) incorporated graphics and a screen editor […]