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SINGLE-USER SYSTEM [2 records]

Record 1 2012-02-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Computer Hardware
DEF

A complete small system including the central processing unit (CPU), input/output interfaces and devices, memory and power supply, alphanumeric keyboard, CRT display and mass memory device. Generally smaller than a minicomputer in physical size, word size, memory size, etc., they are single-user systems referred to as "personal computers" and "desktop" computers.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Matériel informatique
DEF

Poste de travail sur un micro-ordinateur, dédié à un seul utilisateur.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Equipo físico de computadora (Hardware)
DEF

Sistema pequeño pero completo, que incluye una unidad central de procesamiento (UCP), interfaces y dispositivos de entrada/salida, memoria y suministro eléctrico, un teclado alfanumérico, una pantalla de tubo de rayos catódicos (CRT) y un dispositivo de almacenamiento masivo.

CONT

Por lo general, un sistema de microcomputadora (microordenador) es más pequeño que el de una minicomputadora (miniordenador) en tamaño físico, tamaño de palabra, tamaño de memoria y otros factores y a este tipo de sistema suele llamársele "computadora (ordenador) personal" o "de escritorio".

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Record 2 1995-07-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Operating Systems (Software)
DEF

An operating system that serves only one terminal or monitor. The system may be used by more than one person independently.

OBS

[The advanced TRS-80 model 16B] includes TRSDOS Single-User and TRS-XENIX Multi-User Operating Systems.

CONT

A single-user system can still be multi-process, but the most common single-user systems are also single-process. (J.S. Quarterman, The E-Mail Companion, 1994, p. 297).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Systèmes d'exploitation (Logiciels)
DEF

Système d'exploitation dédié à un seul terminal ou écran. Plusieurs personnes peuvent utiliser le système, mais de façon indépendante.

OBS

[TRS-80 Modèle 16B évolué] Système d'exploitation TRSDOS pour un utilisateur et TRS-XENIX pour plusieurs.

Spanish

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