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Convergent Technologies Operating System
operating system (CTOS, BTOS, STARSYS) /see-toss/ A modular,
(Integrated Workstation) based on the Intel 8086
, which had
CTOS as its operating system. It is a modular operating
multiple processes or threads
, and message-based
Companies which have licensed CTOS include Burroughs
(STARSYS). The largest customer was Unisys
whom Convergent Technologies merged to become one company in
1988. CTOS now has over 800,000 users worldwide.
CTOS runs on Intel Pentium
computers, and can run
For some reason, CTOS is no longer marketted to new customers,
although there is a support comittment for existing customers
until 2001. Major customers include Police Forces, Banks, and
Latest version: CTOS III 1.3.2.
["Exploring CTOS", Miller E., Crook J., Loy J. - Prentice
Hall, ISBN 0-13-297342-1, 1991].