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Initial Program Load


Initial program load (IPL) is the act of initiating a computer’s operating system and instructing the computer to begin performing commands. In the vast majority of today’s computers, such as factory built Macs and PCs, the instructions for IPL are pre-programmed and activate autonomously when the computer is turned on.

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http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/38839/boot http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/initial-program-load-IPL

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