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DOS (Disk Operating System)

a COMPUTER program which enables a computer to record and retrieve data from a rotating magnetic or vinyl disk. The most widely-used disk operating system is MSDOS, which is used on computers that are compatible with the IBM personal computer.
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And MS-DOS software usually lacks the sophisticated and polished functionality of modern Windows-based programs.
Microsoft required licensees of its operating system software to pay a per-processor fee irrespective of whether the processor actually used MS-DOS.
One of the outstanding features of MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.2, both of which are now available, is a utility program, MEMMAKER.EXE, that will analyze your configuration and make the appropriate changes for you.
We hope that Data Desk is soon ported over to the Windows environment on MS-DOS computers, but meanwhile some MS-DOS programs are promising in their incorporation of dynamic elements.
The officials loaded 16 tractor trailers with the fake packages of MS-DOS software and the equipment used to manufacture it, as well as additional materials, including manuals, diskettes, holograms, and packaging.
The cost is $69 and is available for MS-DOS computers on either one 5.25|inches~ or one 3.5|inches~ floppy disk.
There are two features that set Windows and MS-DOS and PC-DOS apart: Graphics such as icons, arrows, and so forth tell the user how to use the system and users can run multiple programs at one time.
A distributor of beer, wine and sparkling waters within a 10-county area in central North Carolina, Jim Staton Distributing used the MS-DOS version of Roadnet for about two years before becoming one of the OS/2 version's pioneers.
PC-NFS is Sun's own networking software, used to facilitate communications between Sun workstations and PCs using MS-DOS.
It is also the first Mac to provide an internal 3.5" floppy disk drive that can read and write to MS-DOS and Apple II formats.
India, April 1 -- Microsoft has just launched MS-DOS for mobile*.
Melbourne, May 25 ( ANI ): The mystery of a word getting disappeared from 'tweets' all over the world has been solved and it seems that MS-DOS is the culprit.