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[coined by USENETter Tom Maddox, popularized by William Gibson's cyberpunk SF novels a contrived acronym for `Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics'] Security software (in Gibson's novels,
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real operating system
n. The sort the speaker is used to. People from the BSDophilic academic community are likely to issue comments like "System V? Why don't you use a *real* operating system?", people from the commercial/industrial UNIX sector are known to complain "BSD? Why don't you use a *real* operating system?", and people from IBM object "UNIX? Why don't you use a *real* operating system?" See
Get a real computer!