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 for Macintosh operating system
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Macintosh Operating System
  Mac OS
  
      (Mac OS) Apple Computer, Inc.'s
     proprietary operating system for their Macintosh family of
     personal computers.
  
     The part of the operating system that simulates the desktop is
     called "{Finder."  The multitasking version of Finder was
     called "{MultiFinder" until multitasking was integrated
     into the core of the OS with the introduction of System 7.0 in
     1990.
  
     The Macintosh series provides a built-in graphics language,
     called "{QuickDraw", which provides a standard for software
     developers.
  
     Mac OS 8, scheduled for delivery in July 1997, included new
     human-interface features, increased system stability and
     performance, a PowerPC processor-native Finder, tighter
     integration of Internet access through panel-based
     "assistants," Personal Web Sharing and the ability to run
     Java applets and programs through Mac OS Run Time for
     Java.  Version 9.2 was the last version of the bespoke Mac
     OS.  The next version, Mac OS X is quite different, being
     based on Unix.
  
     See also Macintosh file system, Macintosh user interface.
  
     (2007-03-15)
  

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