MS-DOS


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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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Microsoft compounded this per processor licensing scheme by insisting on long-term licenses of MS-DOS from its OEM customers, contracts that tended to be longer than typical product cycles.
0 by announcing, in May 1990, that it intended to issue a new release of MS-DOS, to be called MS-DOS 5.
Microsoft also informed certain PC manufacturers that they could not obtain Windows or be given access to essential information, product support and service if they did not purchase and ship MS-DOS, to the exclusion of DR DOS.
For example, certain Korean OEMs were informed that the price of Windows without MS-DOS would be double the price of Windows with MS-DOS.
Following the announcement of Novell's acquisition of DRI, Microsoft substantially stepped up its efforts to coerce OEMs to enter into per-processor licenses or comparably exclusionary MS-DOS licenses.
Plans for these systems include the option of compatibility with Windows and MS-DOS software.
It is a true PC environment running Windows and MS-DOS applications.
SoftWindows provides full MS-DOS and Windows in standard mode, as well as built-in PC network support for Novell NetWare, LAN Manager, Banyan Vines, Windows NT Advanced Server and TCP/IP.
1 and MS-DOS forms an integral part of SoftWindows, enabling Insignia's products to support all current and future versions of Windows and Windows applications.
The company develops, markets and sells products designed to run Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS applications on Macintosh computers and HP, DEC, IBM, SGI, NeXT and SPARC workstations.
MS-DOS is a registered trademark and Microsoft Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.