Meaning : Compact disk real time operating system
Category : Computers
Sub Category : Storage / Operating system
What does CD – RTOS mean or stand for ?
CD- RTOS was first pitched by Microsoft in the 1980s and had interest in it due to their line of CD-i hardware consoles.A CS-RTOS was a CD that had an inbuilt operating system on it and when loaded into the computer would boot on startup.It was also useful if there were starting problems in Windows OS.It is sometimes referred to as a “Live CD”.
It did not need any other software to run and was self contained in the environment of the CD ROM itself just like bootable floppy disks existed before.Nowadays bootable USB flash drives can be easily made from any version of running Windows.