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MS-DOS

MS-DOS

(MicroSoft-Disk Operating System) A single user operating system for PCs from Microsoft. It was functionally identical to IBM's PC-DOS version, except that starting with DOS 6, MS-DOS and PC-DOS each provided different sets of utility programs. Both MS-DOS and PC-DOS are called DOS. See DOS.
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Express Logic also met the need for a small memory footprint with its FileX with MS-DOS FAT file system compatibility, which occupies a scant 5KB of ROM.