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Glossary Entry: Port (software)

Quick Definition

Software is normally designed to run on a specific operating system*. In order for it to work elsewhere, it must be re-made for the new operating system*. This process of re-making a program for a new system is known as "porting", and the altered version of the program is called a "port".

Sometimes this process works fine, but in many cases the new version isn't as high quality as the original. Many PC games were designed for tablets or consoles*, and whether or not the ported version is any good is often up for debate.

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