applications : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary


Applications or (apps for short) are programs written for some specific purpose, for example a word processor, a spreadsheet or a desktop publishing program. In contrast, the general purpose program that manages all the applications is called the operating system. Windows-95, Windows 3.1, OS/2, NT, NeXT, Linux and Unix are common operating systems that all run on PCs (Personal Computers).

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