closed system

April 2016
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia;Apr2016, p1
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A system in which the specifications are kept secret to prevent interference from third parties. It inhibits third-party software from being installed; it keeps third-party hardware from interoperating with it, and it prevents third-party enhancements from improving the product. Contrast with open system. See proprietary standards.


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