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  • O'Reilly, Tim
    the founder of O'Reilly & Associates, which has the reputation of publishing the best Linux/UNIX books
     
  • object-oriented
    A method of software development that groups related functions and data into reusable chunks
     
  • Objective C
    An object-oriented superset of ANSI C by Brad Cox, Productivity Products. Its additions to C are few and are mostly based on Smalltalk. Objective C is implemented as a preprocessor for C. Objective C syntax is a superset of standard C syntax, and its compiler accepts both C and Objective C source code (filename extension ".m")
     
  • OLAP
    On-Line Analytical Processing
     
  • OO
    Object Oriented, any programming language or other system which is based on the concept of grouping related routines and data structures together in 'objects'
     
  • Open Sound System
    a device driver for accessing sound cards and other sound devices under various UNIX operating systems. OSS has been derived from the Linux Sound Driver. The current version supports almost all popular sound cards and sound devices integrated on computer motherboards.
     
  • open source
    Term coined in March 1998 following the Mozilla release to describe software distributed in source under licenses guaranteeing anybody rights to freely use, modify, and redistribute, the code. The intent was to be able to sell the hackers' ways of doing software to industry and the mainstream by avoid the negative connotations (to suits) of the term "free software"
     
  • OpenGL
    an immediate mode graphics programming API originally developed by SGI based on their previous proprietary Iris GL, and became in industry standard several years ago. OpenGL provides a complete feature set for 2D and 3D graphics operations in a pipelined hardware accelerated architecture for triangle and polygon rendering. In a broader sense, OpenGL is a powerful and generic toolset for hardware assisted computer graphics
     
  • operating system
    The foundation software of a machine; that which schedules tasks, allocates storage, and presents a default interface to the user between applications
     
  • option
    An argument on a command line, usually preceded by a minus sign, that modifies the functioning of the command-also known as a flag or a switch. For example, the -x option on the command line vi -x allows the vi editor to read an encrypted file
     
  • OSEK
    a German standard for an open architecture for distributed vehicle control units
     
  • OSF
    Open Software Foundation, backers of MACH and other projects
     
  • OSI
    Open Systems Interconnection - a network model including protocols developed by an ISO standards committee with the intent to standardize network communications
     
  • OSPF
    An internet routing protocol, this stands for Open Shortest Path First. This is a relatively new protocol with many enhancements over RIP and other older systems
     
  • OSPF
    A network routing protocol
     
  • owner
    The user who creates a file and therefore has privileged access to it 

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