Short for OEM Service Release 2, a new version of Windows 95 released at the end of 1996. Also called Windows 95b, OSR 2 provides a number of new features and bug fixes. Probably the most important new feature is FAT32, a new version of the file allocation table. FAT32 supports disk drives up to 2 terabytes and yields better storage efficiency due to smaller clusters.
OSR 2 is only available bundled in new computers. You cannot obtain it as an upgrade to older versions of Windows 95.
Short for operational support system, a generic term for a suite of programs that enable an enterprise to monitor, analyze and manage a network system. The term originally was applied to communications service providers, referring to a management system that controlled telephone and computer networks. The term has since been applied to the business world […]
Short for Open Source Vulnerability Database, OSVDB is an independent community-driven open source database. The project promotes greater, open collaboration between companies and individuals, eliminates redundant works, and reduce expenses inherent with the development and maintenance of in-house vulnerability databases. The project was started in August 2002 at the Blackhat and DEF CON Conferences by […]
An operating system for PCs developed originally by Microsoft Corporation and IBM, but sold and managed solely by IBM. OS/2 is compatible with DOS and Windows, which means that it can run all DOS and Windows programs. However, programs written specifically to run under OS/2 will not run under DOS or Windows. Since its introduction […]
OS/400 is the operating system IBM uses for their AS/400 (now called iSeries) computers. OS/400 incorporates support for IBM’s Linux implementation, Windows, and ported UNIX applications through OS/400 PASE, and OS/400 applications.
A real-time, multi-user, multitasking operating system developed by Microware Systems Corporation. Originally, OS-9 was a joint effort between Microware and Motorola. In the 1980’s, Microware ported OS-9 to the Motorola 680×0 family of microprocessors, creating OS-9/68000, which is used in a variety of industrial and commercial arenas, including Philips’ CD-I and, most recently, WebTV boxes.