Term Operating System Selection/Support Services
Code TP-3350.6500
Definition Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups select, install and effectively use a software platform on which their other applications will run. Operating systems perform basic functions such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories, controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers, making sure that different programs and users running simultaneously do not interfere with one another and enforcing system security.
Created 9/16/03
Changed 7/31/07
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External Classification Terms Capacity Building and Effectiveness Enhancement (UW
Nonprofit Management (NTE S50)
Organizational Development & Training (NPC S04)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References Webopedia, http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/o/operating_system.html

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