A CDE Definition
(INITiate) A Macintosh routine that is run when the computer is started or restarted. It is used to load and activate drivers and system routines. Many INITs are memory resident and may conflict with each other. See Macintosh extension.
Additional operating system modules for the Mac prior to Mac OS X. Extensions included drivers and other enhancements that were loaded when the Mac was started. Like the old terminate and stay resident (TSR) programs in DOS PCs, extensions were often prone to conflict.
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