Operating system

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Operating system is a program, or set of programs which provide the basic operating functions of a computer. The operating system used on Norsk Data computers is called SINTRAN.

Operating system
A program controlling the execution of other programs or commands in the computer. It enables several users to communicate with the computer at the same time. In ND computers, the operating system is called SINTRAN III.[1]

The operating system is the program which users need to communicate with the computer efficiently. It supports the sharing of resources. A resource may be memory, processors or different devices. The operating system for all ND computers is called SINTRAN III[2].


  1. Norsk Data Document ND–30.041.1 EN ND-100 SATELLITE OPERATOR GUIDE , from Terminology
  2. Norsk Data Document ND–30.003.06 SINTRAN III System Supervisor Appendix A - Glossary