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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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CHE180 was introduced to ensure that all students have a solid background in such microcomputer fundamentals as hardware set-up, MSDOS, and hard-disk management, and in using microcomputer utilities and communications software.
A dummy variable, termed MSDOS, equals 1 if the machine supports MS-DOS.
At UW, we are already seeing this trend in the archival of microcomputer software that requires early versions of MSDOS to operate; we are forced to archive both the software and the proper version of DOS.
Also available is a data-acquisition interface to expand the units capabilities by linking it with an IBM compatible (MSDOS) PC to analyze 23 surface-texture parameters.
Pues bien, como le decia, tanto Windows 3x como Windows 9x (la x significa que hubo varias versiones sucesivas basadas en un codigo determinado como Windows 95, 98, 98 segunda edicion y Me) corrian en realidad sobre MSDOS.
Digicard networks support up to 96 Apple II, Macintosh and MSDOS computers from one server.
The file system framework shown in Figure 8, which was developed primarily by Peter Madany, has been used to implement a number of different file systems, including BSD and System V, MSDOS, a log-based file system an object store, and archive files.
The CD-GENE software system runs on IBM PC/XT, AT, PS/2 and fully compatible computers running MSDOS release 3.1 or higher.
Students in the workstation group were instructed how to use 386-based microcomputers running MSDOS to develop and manipulate computer-graphic images.
"I require that the student know MSDOS basic commands and one word processing program," she says.
It only knows to check a specific location on drive A for two programs: IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS.