What does CTSS stand for?
What does CTSS mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: CTSS.
Compatible Time Sharing System
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What does CTSS mean?
- Compatible Time-Sharing System. An early (1963) experiment in the design of interactive timesharing operating systems, ancestral to Multics, Unix, and ITS. The name ITS (Incompatible Time-sharing System) was a hack on CTSS, meant both as a joke and to express some basic differences in philosophy about the way I/O services should be presented to user programs. See timesharing