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Ty had devised the initial system, the Unified Operating System, which combined everything online that had heretofore been separate and sloppy—users’ social media profiles, their payment systems, their various passwords, their email accounts, user names, preferences, every last tool and manifestation of their interests.
Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  computer systems:  the lowest layer of software (such as Windows Vista) that higher layers of software (such as word processors or spreadsheets) use to communicate with computer hardware
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  • Ty had devised the initial system, the Unified Operating System, which combined everything online that had heretofore been separate and sloppy—users’ social media profiles, their payment systems, their various passwords, their email accounts, user names, preferences, every last tool and manifestation of their interests.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I shared the most basic operating system with people who ostensibly had little in common with me.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • 0—all the same files in a brand-new, fully functioning operating system.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He was a teaching assistant in the operating systems course.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture

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  • It was so good, in fact, that it became, and remains, the operating system on which literally millions of computers around the world run.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Even the fundamental distinction between an operating system and an application left him confused and disheartened, literally lost in a foreign geography he didn’t begin to comprehend.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It is color and has an operating system called Windows.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • "Daemon" is an old piece of jargon from the UNIX operating system, where it referred to a piece of low-level utility software, a fundamental part of the operating system.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The basic thinking behind fast food has become the operating system of today’s retail economy, wiping out small businesses, obliterating regional differences, and spreading identical stores throughout the country like a self-replicating code.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Barbara Wallraff points out that the Microsoft engineers who designed the Windows computer-operating system spoke English, and used English in what they created, but the words that users see on the screen are available in twenty-eight languages—and the spell-checker offers a choice of four varieties of English.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

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  • Pathfinder LOG: SOL 0
    BOOT SEQUENCE INITIATED
    TIME 00:00:00
    LOSS OF POWER DETECTED, TIME/DATE UNRELIABLE
    LOADING OS .
    VXWARE OPERATING SYSTEM (C) WIND RIVER SYSTEMS PERFORMING
    HARDWARE CHECK:
    INT.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • "Daemon" is an old piece of jargon from the UNIX operating system, where it referred to a piece of low-level utility software, a fundamental part of the operating system.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Don’t let the nam-shub into your operating system.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • If the computer’s operating system was rewritten, computer scientists realized, the machine’s time could be shared; the computer could be trained to handle hundreds of tasks at the same time.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It digs into The Black Sun’s operating system, rifles it for information, and then throws up a flat square map in front of his face, giving him a quick overview of who’s here and whom they’re talking to.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • His original agreement with the McDonalds gave them a legal right to block any changes in the chain’s operating system.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The operating system of society.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It sounds as though these me served as the operating system of the society, organizing an inert collection of people into a functioning system.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It’s all controlled by a bios—a Built-In Operating System-an onboard computer with a flat-panel screen built into the top of the fuel tank.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • While his competitors use highly computerized operating systems that instantaneously display a customer’s order on TV monitors in the kitchen, Feamster’s restaurants remain firmly planted in the era of ballpoint pens and yellow paper receipts.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "When management determines exactly how every task is to be done . and can impose its own rules about pace, output, quality, and technique:’ the sociologist Robin Leidner has noted, "[it] makes workers increasingly interchangeable:’ The management no longer depends upon the talents or skills of its workers — those things are built into the operating system and machines.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He was the first and certainly not the last to point out that BIOS actually stands for "Basic Input/OUtPUt System," not "Built-In Operating System" asi have it here (and as it ought to be); but I feel thatl am entitled to trample all other considerations into the dirt in my pursuit of a satisfying pun, so this part of the book is unchanged.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • There’s a little blip in the operating system that hits me right in the gut every time you come in the door," Da5id says.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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