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 industry notables. The database officially launched for public use on March 31, 2004.
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.
Short for Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, an instrument that analyzes the light loss in an optical fiber in optical network trouble shooting. An OTDR injects a short, intense laser pulse into the optical fiber and measures the backscatter and reflection of light as a function of time. The reflected light characteristics are analyzed to determine […]
Short for MIT Object Tcl, OTcl is an extension to Tcl/Tk for object-oriented programming. OTcl was created by David Wetherall as part of the VUsystem project at MIT.