DOS 5

DOS 5

A major DOS upgrade in 1991 that included an enhanced user interface (DOS Shell) with task swapping, undelete commands, a full-screen text editor, online help and an improved memory manager. Support for 2GB hard disks (huge at that time) and 2.88MB floppies was added. The EMM386 expanded memory manager was a significant new feature. DOS 5 included QBasic, which superseded GW-BASIC in the MS-DOS version and accompanied BASICA in the IBM version.
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The latest version of MS-DOS or PC-DOS is DOS 5.0 (See Network).
Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp.'s DOS 5.0 has arrived and this program is better than ever, say experts.
Another favorable feature of DOS 5.0 is the facilitation of the program's installation.
DOS 5.0's new memory management helps the program to co-exist better with Windows and network environments.
DR Multiuser DOS replaces Digital Research's Concurrent DOS 386 and incorporates technology from that product and from DR DOS 5.0.
DR Multiuser DOS uses sophisticated memory management techniques, based on technology developed for Digital Research Concurrent DOS 386 and DR DOS 5.0, to move most of the operating system, resident programs, and device drivers out of the 640K memory region.
Available products: Automenu, DOS 5, DR DOS, File Director, Magellan, Norton Commander, PC Tools, Power Panel, TakeCharge!, XTree Gold.
Available products: DOS 5, DR DOS, Norton Utilities, Mace utilities, PC Tools.
Available products: DOS 5, DR DOS, PC Tools, Super PC-Kwik.
No DOS version before DR DOS and the just-released DOS 5.0 can handle more than 640 kilobytes of RAM; that puts a severe limit on application programs.