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nude: adj. Said of machines delivered without an operating system
   (compare bare metal).  "We ordered 50 systems, but they all
   arrived nude, so we had to spend a an extra weekend with the
   installation tapes."  This usage is a recent innovation reflecting
   the fact that most PC clones are now delivered with DOS or
   Microsoft Windows pre-installed at the factory.  Other kinds of
   hardware are still normally delivered without OS, so this term is
   particular to PC support groups.