Meaning of 16 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM in English

16 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM

This refers to an operating system which is capable of processing 16 bits (or 2 bytes ) at any one time. Windows 3.1 is an example. File names can be no more than 8 characters in 16 bit operating systems.

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