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(GE) A US company that manufactured computers from 1956 until 1970, when it sold its computer division to Honeywell and left the computer business. Notable GE computers were the GE-265, which supported the Dartmouth Time-sharing System (DTSS), and the GE-645 used for Multics development.
See also GCOS.
Not to be confused with the General Electric Company (GEC) in the UK (where FOLDOC's first seeds were sown).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • With the general electric and other co-operating companies pledged to the Allies this danger will cease to exist.

  • I just thought I'd tell you about a girl who was workin' here in the general electric factory.

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • The general electric Company produces a carbon filament of one fifth greater efficiency than an ordinary untreated filament.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • He is an awful nice fellow and is working in the general electric and doing real good.

    Living Up to Billy Elizabeth Cooper
  • In the motor factory of the general electric Company most of the machines are tended by girls.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel

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