Pronounced "Win-DOH!-zzz"

  1. A derogatory slang term for the Operating Systems produced by Microsoft, usually used by proponents of alternative operating systems such as Mac OS, Linux and RISC OS.
  2. A coma-like or catatonic state which many users of the Microsoft Operating System fall into as they wait for the bloatware to load, only to be faced with the blue screen of death the moment they try and do anything.
window shopping = W = winged comments

Windoze /win'dohz/ n.

See Microsloth Windows.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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