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  • ice
    [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,VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: real operating system 

    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 holy wars, religious issues, proprietary, Get a real computer!