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  • system mangler
    n. Humorous synonym for `system manager', poss. from the fact that one major IBM OS had a {root} account called SYSMANGR. Refers specifically... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    WIMP environment


    n. [acronymic from `Window, Icon, Menu, Pointing device (or Pull-down menu)'] A graphical-user-interface-based environment such as X or the Macintosh interface, as described by a hacker who prefers command-line interfaces for their superior flexibility and extensibility. See menuitis, user-obsequious.