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 for AOS
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  AOS
         [LambdaRouter] All Optical Switch (Lucent, LambdaXtreme)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  AOS
         Algebraic Operating System (IBM)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  AOS
         Advanced Operating System (OS)
         

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

  AOS
  
     1.  /aws/ (East Coast), /ay-os/ (West Coast) A
     PDP-10 instruction that took any memory location and added 1 to
     it.  AOS meant "Add One and do not Skip".  Why, you may ask, does
     the "S" stand for "do not Skip" rather than for "Skip"?  Ah, here
     was a beloved piece of PDP-10 folklore.  There were eight such
     instructions: AOSE added 1 and then skipped the next instruction
     if the result was Equal to zero; AOSG added 1 and then skipped if
     the result was Greater than 0; AOSN added 1 and then skipped if
     the result was Not 0; AOSA added 1 and then skipped Always; and so
     on.  Just plain AOS didn't say when to skip, so it never skipped.
  
     For similar reasons, AOJ meant "Add One and do not Jump".
     Even more bizarre, SKIP meant "do not SKIP"!  If you wanted to
     skip the next instruction, you had to say "SKIPA".  Likewise,
     JUMP meant "do not JUMP"; the unconditional form was JUMPA.
     However, hackers never did this.  By some quirk of the 10's
     design, the JRST (Jump and ReSTore flag with no flag
     specified) was actually faster and so was invariably used.
     Such were the perverse mysteries of assembler programming.
  
     2.  /A-O-S/ or /A-os/ A Multics-derived
     operating system supported at one time by Data General.
  
     A spoof of the standard AOS system administrator's manual
     ("How to Load and Generate your AOS System") was created,
     issued a part number, and circulated as photocopy folklore; it
     was called "How to Goad and Levitate your CHAOS System".
  
     3.  Algebraic Operating System, in reference to
     those calculators which use infix operators instead of
     postfix notation.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-11-26)
  

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