System software that manages computer hardware and software resources, and provides common services for computer programs. WantWare uses as few common services as the host operating system (OS) will allow. Instead, the agent.wantverse for a given OS generates machine instructions whenever possible. In fact, a future version of our platform will not require an OS at all (a purely WantWare-only machine with a very small amount of software made from programming languages) and will only run Aptivs.