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 for real operating system
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  real operating system
   n.
  
      The sort the speaker is used to. People from the BSDophilic academic
      community are likely to issue comments like ?System V? Why don't you use a
      real operating system??, people from the commercial/industrial Unix sector
      are known to complain ?BSD? Why don't you use a real operating system??,
      and people from IBM object ?Unix? Why don't you use a real operating
      system?? Only MS-DOS is universally considered unreal. See holy wars, {
      religious issues, proprietary, Get a real computer!
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  real operating system
  
      The sort the speaker is used to.
     People from the BSDophilic academic community are likely to
     issue comments like "{System V?  Why don't you use a *real*
     operating system?", people from the commercial/industrial
     Unix sector are known to complain "BSD?  Why don't you use a
     *real* operating system?", and people from IBM object "Unix?
     Why don't you use a *real* operating system?"
  
     See holy wars, religious issues, proprietary, Get a
     real computer!.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1997-03-12)
  

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