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  "BeOS is an operating system designed for digital media applications and Internet appliances. BeOS is capable of maximizing the performance of digital media applications that run on a wide range of devices including Internet appliances, desktop PCs and high-performance multiprocessor workstations. BeOS allows users to simultaneously operate multiple audio, video, image processing and Internet-based software applications while maintaining system stability, media quality and processor performance. BeOS provides professional users and enthusiasts with a high performance environment to quickly and easily develop applications and content and is designed to facilitate the integration of new technologies."
 Terms and definitions - DOS (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: ANSI.SYS, autoexec.bat, AUX, BAK file, BAT file, bootable diskette, COM, COM file, COMMAND.COM, CONFIG.SYS, DOS, EEMS, EXE file, expanded memory, extended memory, external command, fdisk, file allocation table (FAT), high memory, high memory area, himem.sys, internal command, LIM memory, low memory, MBR, MSCDEX, PC-DOS, PIF file, protected mode, TSR, UMB, UNC, VCPI, XMS
 Psion/ EPOC Resources (Open Directory)
Open Source
  "Enhydra is an Open Source application server that facilitates the rapid development and deployment of JavaTM and XML based applications. A flexible development environment supports complete separation of interface design, business logic, and data objects, geared towards building maintainable applications and supporting flexible deployment scenarios. Enhydra is a high performance, scalable server that is based on industry standards such as XML, DODS, servlets, and is written entirely in JavaTM. It integrates with the web server of your choice, including support for WAI, ISAPI, CGI, Apache Jserv, and RMI. For security, Enhydra incorporates SSL support."
 The Free Standards Group
  "We are a non-profit corporation organized to accelerate the use and acceptance of open source technologies through the application, development and promotion of standards."
 The History of Open Source (The Open Source Development Network [OSDN] )
 Open ReSource
  Open ReSource is an information resource for the Open Source community.
 Open Source Development Network (VA Linux Systems, Inc)
  "We're trying to supply as much Open Source information as we can to the widest possible audience"
 The Open Source Page
  Open-source software is an idea whose time has finally come. For twenty years it has been building momentum in the technical cultures that built the Internet and the World Wide Web. Now it's breaking out into the commercial world, and that's changing all the rules.
 Open Source Software: Free software and operating systems
 OSDN: Open Source Development Network (VA Linux Systems, Inc)
  "In 1969, Bell Labs Researcher Ken Thompson began working on the code for hat would eventually become Unix. Some say this was the beginning of Open Source software, but the old-timers will tell you that Open Source was how software was originally done. After all, when IBM started selling the first mass-produced commercial computers in the sixties, the software and its source code came as part of the package. It wasn't until much later that proprietary programs became the norm."
  Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
  "SourceForge's mission is to enrich the Open Source community by providing a centralized place for Open Source Developers to control and manage Open Source Software Development."
 SourceXchange (Collab.Net, Inc)
  "sourceXchange is a new forum linking Open Source developers worldwide with intensifying commercial interest in Open Source software. Call it one version of the Bazaar: sourceXchange is a wide-open marketplace to facilitate a dynamic exchange between buyers and sellers, a place where highly skilled Open Source developers supply their expertise to committed buyers with well-defined, financially backed Open Source projects."
Operating System
 Bibliographies on Operating Systems Research (Alf-Christian Achilles)
  The he Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies (of which this document is part) currently contains more than one million references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports) and consists of 660 MBytes of BibTeX entries. More than 9000 references contain crossreferences to citing or cited publications. More than 80,000 references contain URLs to an online version of the paper. There are more than 2000 links to other sites carrying bibliographic information.
 The comp.os.research FAQ (Bryan O'Sullivan)
 CompInfo Directory: AIX
 Compinfo Directory: Apple Macintosh
 Compinfo Directory: Linux
 Compinfo Directory: Mainframes and System 390
 Compinfo Directory: OS/2
 Compinfo Directory: Supercomputing and Parallel Processors
 Compinfo Directory: Unix
 Compinfo Directory: VMS
 Compinfo Directory: Windows 2000
 Compinfo Directory: Windows 3.x
 Compinfo Directory: Windows 95
 Compinfo Directory: Windows 98
 Compinfo Directory: Windows CE
 Compinfo Directory: Windows NT
 Computer Processor Architectures and Operating Systems on the Web (Gustavo Zamboni)
  This site covers Acorn, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari, A/UX, Avigo, BeOS, BSD, Commodore 64/128, CP/M, DOS, Freedows, GEOS, Linux, MacOS, MSX, Newton, NeXT, Nintendo, NOS, Omni Go, ORIC, OS/2, OS/390, OS/400, Pilot, Play Station, Psion, Saturn, TO and MO, UNIX, ULTRIX, HP-UX, AIX, QNX, UnixWare, SCO Unix, Solaris, VM/SP, VMS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows CE, Zaurus, Zoomer, ZX and others
 The FreeBSD Documentation Project
 FreeOS - The Resource Center for Free Operating Systems is a resource center for Free Operating Systems. It provides Articles, Documentation, Download Sites, News, Links and anything related to all Free Operating Systems.
 GeOS Links (New Deal Software)
 HENSA micros: Acorn RISC-OS software
 IndexOS: The Index of Alternative Operating Systems (Odin Consulting, Inc)
  "IndexOS is a directory of news, discussion and links to thousands of web sites. IndexOS has resources for applications, games, programming, administration and use of alternative operating systems."
  The NetBSD Project is a collective volunteer effort to produce a freely available and redistributable UNIX-like operating system. NetBSD runs on a broad range of hardware platforms and is highly portable. It comes with complete source code, and is user-supported.
 Operating Systems on the Web
  A J. Neilson
 Review of Operating Systems (Emmanuel Marty)
  There are reviews of Free OSs and commercial products, as well as general OS pointers. including some useful material on memory management
 Server OS Technical Comparison
  "The main emphasis will be on comparing and contrasting Rhapsody (Mac OS) and Windows NT, the main server OSs from the two largest operating system companies, as well as an emphasis on UNIX in general (Rhapsody being one of many versions of UNIX). Other operating systems discussed will include: AIX, AmigaOS, BeOS, BSDI, Digital UNIX, FreeBSD, GNU Hurd, HP-UX, IRIX, LINUX, Macintosh, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, MVS, NetBSD, NetWare, NeXT, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD, OpenSTEP, OpenVMS, OS/2, PC-DOS-2000, Pyramid, SCO, Solaris, Sun-OS, ULTRIX, UNIX, VMS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows 98. "
 Server OS Technical Comparison (Milo)
  "This web site sets out to answer a single question: "On technical considerations only, how does Rhapsody (also known as Mac OS X Server) stack up as a server operating system?" The main emphasis will be on comparing and contrasting Rhapsody and Windows NT, the main server OSs from the two largest operating system companies, as well as an emphasis on UNIX in general (Rhapsody being one of many versions of UNIX). Other operating systems discussed will include: AIX, AmigaOS, BeOS, BSDI, Digital UNIX, FreeBSD, GNU Hurd, HP-UX, IRIX, LINUX, Macintosh, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, MVS, NetBSD, NetWare, NeXT, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD, OpenSTEP, OpenVMS, OS/2, PC-DOS-2000, Pyramid, SCO, Solaris, Sun-OS, ULTRIX, UNIX, VMS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows 98. Not all of these operating systems are up to handling very large scale server networks."
 Terms and definitions - File Management (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: alias, bin, directory, document, dot, extension, FAT32, file, file allocation table, file management system, filename, folder, hidden file, inode, ISAM, lock, NDMP, NFS, NTFS, orphan file, parent directory, path, pathname, redirection, root directory, slack space, subdirectory, text file, UNC, VSAM, wildcard character, working directory
 Terms and definitions - Virtual Memory (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: address space, demand paging, MMU, page, page fault, paging, swap, swap file, thrash, virtual memory
 VMRG - Massive Memory Machine Architecture (VMRG, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia)
Real Time Operating Systems
 AI Lab Zurich : Links : Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  Extensive links to real time operating systems, embedded kernels and software issues
  A (LONG) list of real-time operating systems
 Compinfo Directory: Embedded Software Development
 Dynamic Real-Time Distributed Computer Systems (E. Douglas Jensen)
 E. Douglas Jensen's Real-Time for the Real World
  This new site is gradually replacing (which still has more content)
 Real-Time Computing Internet Resources (
  "real-time - in all its incarnations - is the subject of this topic area. real-time operating systems (rtos), real-time (fast) and real-time (reliable, or safety-critical). it's your gateway to all the net offers on real-time, rtos, or applied computing (board- or system-level) real-time issues."
 Real-Time Encyclopaedia: the reference for Real-Time (Real-Time Consult )
 Real-Time Market: RTOS Buyer Guide
  "This RTOS Buyer Guide is in continuous evolution. We have discovered over 100 RTOS products. This shows again how fragmented this market is."
 Real-Time Systems:Commercial Operating Systems (Frank Miller)
 Selected Real-Time Computing Resources (E. Douglas Jensen)
  "This is my evolving short list of resources that I believe everyone seriously interested in the theory, architecture, design, and implementation of real-time computing systems should have access to."


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