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Platform

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A computer or hardware device and/or associated operating system, or a virtual environment, on which software can be installed or run. Examples of platforms include Linux™, Microsoft Windows Vista®, and Java™.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7695 (ISO/IEC 19770-2 - Adapted)

  In the context of the CPE Applicability Language specification only, a logical structure combining one or more bound CPE names through logical operators.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7698