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1. <operating system> In a WIMP graphical user interface,
the visual representation of a real desktop (the top surface
of a piece of furniture) with documents, folders and a rubbish
bin arranged on it. The user manipulates files on the
computer by using a mouse to click and drag their
representations (icons) on the desktop.
The WIMP interface and desktop metaphor was invented at Xerox PARC and popularised by the Apple Macintosh.
2. <computer> desktop computer.
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