Talk:operating system

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This article is becoming (or maybe is still) too encyclopedic in my opinion. — Hippietrail 23:43, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I agree. Are the three current senses not all included in most operating systems? Dbfirs 09:07, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

AFAIK meaning 2 stands out. Meanings 1 and 3 sound like the same thing to me. Could someone verify meaning 2? --Chealer 20:23, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

I've merged 1 and 3 and put 2 on Wiktionary:Requests for verification#operating system. It probably is how people use the term now, so I expect it to survive, perhaps in modified form. DCDuring Holiday Greetings! 23:42, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
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operating system[edit]

Rfv-sense: user and programmer environment. DCDuring Holiday Greetings! 21:28, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

I haven't come across this and strongly doubt it. The definition is describing something concrete, but it's not what (I think) anybody would call an OS. Operating environment might fit the bill. Perhaps the author read a phrase like graphical operating system and got the wrong end of the stick? Equinox 22:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
clocked out DCDuring TALK 19:36, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Deleted. Equinox 00:06, 13 May 2009 (UTC)


Please help improve more.[edit]

Hi. Thanks Equinox for improving on what I was trying to state. I am not good at making the changes using wiktionary and wikipedia, so could others, who are fluent usage of these places, please make the following additional change: 1. Indicate that the plural of OS, when used to represent Operating System, is OSs (it is absolutely incorrect to state it is OSes, and any such indication needs to be fixed throughout wiktionary). Wikiposter1

OSes is fine and widely used. Equinox 20:50, 6 October 2014 (UTC)