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said of a tsr (terminate-and-stay-resident) mess-dos program, such as the n pop-up calendar and calculator utilities that circulate on bbs systems: unsociable. used to describe a program that rudely steals the resources that it needs without considering that other tsrs may also be resident. one particularly common form of rudeness is lock-up due to programs fighting over the keyboard interrupt.



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adj. [MS-DOS] Of a TSR (terminate-and-stay-resident) IBM PC program, such as the N pop-up calendar and calculator utilities that circulate on BBS systems: unsociable. Used to describe a program that rudely steals the resources that it needs without considering that other TSRs may also be resident. One particularly common form of rudeness is lock-up due to programs fighting over the keyboard interrupt. See rude, also mess-dos.


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