- (telecommunications) grade of service
gos - Computer Definition
- In the PSTN or with respect to a PBX, the probability of a call being blocked or queued for some period of time due to limited system resources during the busy hour of the day. GoS is expressed as a decimal fraction. For example, P.03 indicates that there is a probability (P) that three (3) in every one hundred (100) call attempts will encounter a blockage condition (i.e., will fail to gain access to the system) during the busy hour of the day. See also traffic and traffic engineering.
- In a packet network, a generic priority or similar preference given to a user, a location, or a type of traffic.
(1) See guest operating system.
(2) (gOS) A Linux-based operating environment from Good OS LLC. Pronounced "gee-ohss," it used the Ubuntu operating system along with Google applications such as Gmail and Google Docs. In late 2007, Everex introduced the "gPC," a gOS-based PC featured at Wal-Mart without a monitor for USD $199. Although the machines sold out almost immediately, support for gOS was dropped within a couple years. Sometimes called the "Google OS," Good OS LLC was not affiliated with Google.