Multiuser DOS


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Multiuser DOS

(1) A multiuser DOS-compatible operating system from Caldera that supports multiple terminals from a single PC (386 and up). It is distributed mainly through VARs that have modified it for their own purposes. Multiuser DOS evolved out of Concurrent DOS from Digital Research, which was acquired by Novell and later sold to Caldera (SCO Group).

(2) (multiuser DOS - generic) A DOS-compatible operating system that supports multiple terminals from a single PC.
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The new Digital Research Multiuser DOS multitasking operating system offers a cost-effective alternative to other multiuser operating systems such as UNIX and Xenix, as well as to local area networks.
DR Multiuser DOS enables a single 386SX, 386 or 486-based computer to host multiple DOS applications and multiple multitasking users on terminals and PCs linked through a standard serial port connection.
Unlike multiuser UNIX platforms, DR Multiuser DOS enables the users to retain their investment in standard DOS application packages, such as accounting, database management, spreadsheets and word processing, while providing a productive workgroup environment for sharing information and hardware resources.
DR Multiuser DOS supports a wide variety of terminals, as well as PCs running an emulation program included with the package.
DR Multiuser DOS can support three users simply by connecting terminals to the standard COM1 and COM2 ports, or 10 users using the default menu selections for several popular 8-port serial multiport cards.
Users can also access CD-ROM devices with DR Multiuser DOS.
The Multiuser DOS Federation (MDOS), formed in July, promotes growth and acceptance of MDOS solutions--making it possible for work-groups to run DOS applications from a shared 80286, 386 or 486 computer.
They have continued to deliver innovative multiuser software solutions since then, including MultiUser DOS Gold.