MS-DOS


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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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However, the hardware demands of MS-DOS software are a mere fraction of those of Windows programs.
These agreements allegedly "tipped" the market in Microsoft's favor and led to the dominance of MS-DOS as an operating system.
Both programs yielded 10 to 13 KB more memory with MS-DOS version 5.0.
Dynamic features are also available in several MS-DOS programs.
When offered for sale, the counterfeited software was easy to spot because Microsoft does not distribute the MS-DOS as a retail product.
Roadnet's original MS-DOS version makes these routing and tracking capabilities available to users at an affordable price, a Roadnet spokesperson says.
"We like the Sun386i because of its flexibility in working in both MS-DOS and Unix operating systems, and because it can be linked easily with existing equipment," says Rick Schulze, CAD system manager.
The FDHD can also read and write to 3.5" MS-DOS or OS/2 diskettes and, with the help of Apple File Exchange (part of System 6.0.2, which is shipped with the Mac IIx), can transfer files to Macintosh disks.
While enthusiasts may have enjoyed tinkering with the OS, Microsoft also mentions that the MS-DOS Mobile preview is an essential download for Lumia phones.
This has been happening because the word 'get' still acts as a command from the pre-Windows world of MS-DOS - where programmers type words such as 'copy' or "delete" to perform functions, News.com.au reported.
Microsoft's QBASIC, which comes with MS-DOS, as well as many operating systems, is the preferred BASIC language here.
(You're supposed to have a valid licensed copy of MS-DOS or Windows 95/98 to have the right to install QBasic, per Microsoft's Use of Software statement.)