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This page provides an overview of 101 articles related to 'operating system', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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An operating system (OS) is software, consisting of programs and data, that runs on computers, manages computer hardware resources, and provides common services for execution of various application software. For hardware functions such as input and output and memory allocation, the operating system acts as an intermediary between application programs and the computer hardware, although the application code is usually executed directly by the hardware and will frequently call the OS or be interrupted by it. Operating systems are found on almost any device that contains a computer - from cellular phones and video game consoles to supercomputers and web servers. Examples of popular modern operating systems for personal computers are: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Operating system)

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Metadata related to 'operating system' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'operating system': 101 (5.8% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'operating system' across all Ariadne articles: 184
  • Average number of references to 'operating system' per Ariadne article: 1.82
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'operating system': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'operating system': 2.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'operating system':

  1. eddie young (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Mirror: The National Mirror Service

Sally Hadland on the New National Mirror Service.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Minotaur: From Mac to Linux and Back?

Tony Grant on why a former Macintosh fan has fallen for Linux.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

CEDARS

Kelly Russell explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Down Your Way: University of Abertay Dundee Library

Ariadne visits the University of Abertay Dundee's new library.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

View from the Hill: Mark Clark

Mark Clark risks the longer view.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

A Knight's Tale: Networked CD-ROM Redirectors

Jon Knight describes how MSCDEX.EXE and networked CD-ROM redirectors can introduce difficulties when using Windows 95 and NT to provide access to library CD-ROMs.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

ACORN Implemented

Jon Knight and Richard Goodman describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.

July 1997, issue10, project update

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Performance and Security: Notes for System Administrators

Performance and Security - Notes for System Administrators: Andy Powell offers some hints and tips on the performance and security aspects of running electronic library services on UNIX based machines.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Controlling Access in the Electronic Library

Andy Powell and Mark Gillet discuss methods of electronic authentication.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Open Journal Trip Report

Open Journal trip report: Jon Knight visits the Open Journals eLib project to investigate what research they are undertaking into electronic journal architecture and navigation.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Intranets

Jon Knight investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

Croatian Libraries: The War Is Behind Us, What Brings the Future?

Croatian Libraries: "The war is behind us, what brings the future?": Jadranka Stojanovski, the head of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute Library, describes the post-war progress made in implementing IT and networks in Croatian Libraries.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

Lotus Eaters On-Line: Forming an Alliance Between Groupware and the Web in a Pre-Prints System

Dan Fleming, co-director of the eLib 'Formations' project and lecturer in media studies at the University of Ulster, looks at some of the issues involved in adding value to a pre-prints system by using groupware such as Lotus Notes.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Wire: Dave Beckett, Interviewed

Dave Beckett is subjected to an interview via email.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

From the Trenches: Network Services on a Shoestring

Jon Knight describes how Linux is a cheap and useful operating system for library systems units and the like.

March 1996, issue2, tooled up

Netskills Corner

Netskills corner - Brian Kelly, Senior Trainer at Netskills, reviews Internet Explorer, Microsoft's Browser for Windows 95.

January 1996, issue1, tooled up

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