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MS-DOS

MS-DOS

(MicroSoft-Disk Operating System) An earlier single user operating system for PCs from Microsoft. MS-DOS singularly caused the personal computer industry to explode. It was functionally identical to IBM's PC-DOS version, and both MS-DOS and PC-DOS were called DOS. For more details, see DOS and PC clone.
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Com o decorrer do ciclo da cultura, houve elevacao continua da producao de MS dos frutos (Figura 1C), caracterizando o comportamento linear desta variavel, e do total da planta (Figura 1D), para todos os genotipos.
A produção de MS do híbrido AG 2005E foi superior em 8.153,00 kg [ha.sup.-1] quando comparada à relatada por Neumman et al.
A copy of the original MS DOS program was sent previously by certified mail before leaving for San Diego.
Apple's operating system is still said to be easier to use than MS DOS, but to little avail, since Microsoft is used on more than 90 percent of today's PCs.
Three personal computer operating systems have become preeminent: 1) PC-based systems such as MS DOS, Windows, Windows 95, and whatever Bill Gates comes up with next week, 2) the Apple Macintosh systems, and 3) Unix-based systems.
More advanced computer features are also provided in this low-cost, high-tech CD-ROM, which requires an IBM-compatible with MS DOS 3.0 or better, or a Macintosh, to run.
(2) IBM probably could have negotiated an exclusive relationship with Microsoft when IBM first licensed MS DOS. By allowing other hardware vendors to license MS-DOS from Microsoft and to openly compete with IBM, IBM ensured the success of Microsoft.
The title, which has a suggested retail price of $79.95, requires an MPC with 3 MB of available RAM and MS DOS 3.1 or higher.
Windows assigns a standard icon to the program item that consists of a small monitor screen with MS DOS on it.
Worldwide, the company's products are installed in 650 sites in 60 countries, running under Unix, MS DOS and standard local area network operating environments from all the major manufacturers of computer hardware.
His current favorite is Children's Switch Progressions, newly released in an MS DOS version.
Given a focus on reviewing software on a platform as close as possible to that of most readers, while maintaining support for Windows, DESQview, and other oddball software, DR DOS was put back on the shelf and the less capable but more widely used MS DOS 5.0 put in its place.