Denial of Service -- a type of security attack that doesn't try to steal information, but instead attempts to disable a computer or network by flooding it with useless traffic. See smurf/smurfing for more information.
(Disk Operation System)--The standard operation system for all computers advertised as "IBM Compatible".
The standard operating system for IBM and IBM-compatible microcomputers.
An elderly operating system that is frequently helped across the street by Microsoft Windows.
Disc Operating System - but also now used as shorthand for DR-DOS or MS-DOS - these are the operating systems most commonly used on IBM PC computers and compatibles - they can be used on Acorn computers by using the PC Emulator or a PC expansion card or, on a RiscPC, a PC processor card - they are command-line operating systems, i.e. they do not use a wimp interface (for most practical purposes, there is very little difference between DR-DOS and MS-DOS)
Director Of Studies. Pronounced "doss", an informal British word that means "an easy task giving the opportunity for idling". (It is also the Romanian for "arse".)
A type of operating system, most commonly used on small personal computers. It might sometimes be called MS-DOS®. See also DOS command line.
One of the first operating systems for personal computers.
A text based operating system for PCs.
isk perating ystem- DOS was the first operating system for the original IBM PC, and DOS code still is in products sold today. In the late 70's/early 80's a Seattle software company named Microsoft bought the rights to DOS from Seattle Computer Products for $50,000 and then IBM sold it under the name PC-DOS before Microsoft sold it as MS-DOS.
The basic operating system of PCs. Instead of a click-and-drag Windows/MAC desktop environment, DOS requires the use of typed text commands to perform basic functions such as accessing a directory or opening a program. Our Systems personel prefer instructing PC clients to use DOS commands instead of using programs like WSFTP.
DOS dual-density EVA midsole prevents the footwear form going out of shape and provides the proper support to users with pronounced pronation.
A command line operating system that Windows runs on top of. Bill Gates created DOS while working for IBM.
This attack implies the occupation of system resources in such a way that services are no longer available.
A set of programs that instruct a disk-based computing system to manage resources and operate related equipment.
Deny Of Service
an operating system that is on a disk
Director of Studies. The person who organises your academic life. Your DOS will usually be a fellow of Corpus, but for a few minor subjects you might have a DOS based in another College. His or her main duties are to talk to you about your work at the beginning and end of term (and at any other time as might be necessary), arrange supervisions for you, and generally tell you about anything you need to know related to your course - such as information about exams. Depending on your subject, your DOS may or may not also supervise you.
The operating system designed for and widely used on early IBM and IBM-compatible PCs.
DOS is the software that organizes how a computer reads, writes and reacts with its disks and talks to its various peripherals (input/output devices) such as keyboards, screens, serial and parallel ports, printers, modems, etc. The most popular operating system for PCs is MS-DOS from Microsoft.
Disc Operating System - Operating system, commonly referred to as DOS, that is used with Intel-based personal computers. Developed by IBM (PC DOS) and Microsoft (MS-DOS). The two versions are essentially identical.
Initial operating system for pc's. Rarely used in today's technology. Operating systems are loaded in DOS mode. Windows was based on DOS. Some games still run in DOS mode. Windows has included a DOS mode feature, which allows you to open DOS sessions.
A old, robust operating system for computers, originally developed by Microsoft. Windows 95, 98, and ME are all based on DOS. DOS is, however, unstable and is currently being phased out by Windows 2000 and XP, which are based on Windows NT.
isk perating ystem -- this term has been around for quite a few years and is just a generic term for virtually any computer's operating system. When "DOS" is mentioned, it usually represents MS-DOS, now essentially a " ead perating ystem."
a program or set of programs that directs the operations of a disk-based computing system.
one of the computer operating systems used for IBM-compatible computers.
This was the standard, most common operating system before Windows arrived. Basically, DOS is just a piece of software that manages how files are stored on the disk. It keeps track of where the files are stored, how big they are, and when they are created. It also provides time and date functions, together with the ability to start other software programs. DOS is controlled through a command-line interface, which meansthat you have to type in words to get it to do something. For example, if you want to see the files stored on a disk, type DIR (short for directory). DOS is flexible and quick, but is difficult for beginners to use because it's not in the least bit friendly. Windows changes all this by getting rid of the command-line interface and providing a graphical user interface in which you control actions by pointing and clicking with a mouse- there's no need to learn or type in command words
Many types of computers have operating systems called DOS. It usually refers to IBM and compatible computers.
isk perating ystem manages disks and other system resources. Sort of a subset of OSes, sort of an archaic term for the same. MS-DOS is the most popular program currently calling itself a DOS. CP/M was the most popular prior to MS-DOS.
An acronym for Disk Operating System - the system which manages all of the functions of a computer.
Acronym for disk operating system. A generic term describing any operating system that is loaded from disk devices when the system is started or rebooted. The term originally differentiated between disk-based systems and primitive microcomputer operating systems that were memory-based or that supported only magnetic or paper tape.
Disk Operating System -- an operating system which controls the basic tasks of a personal computer of the IBM and compatible variety, such as reading and writing disks, loading and clearing programs, and handling input/output with the keyboard/screen. Windows 3.x requires DOS to run - later versions of Windows do not. MS-DOS and DR-DOS are two common, largely compatible brands of DOS.
See MS-DOS, below.
Disk Operating System. DOS refers to any Disk Operating System such as MS-DOS and PC-DOS.
Disk Operating System (a powerful text-based Operating System, created in the 1980's)
The goal of denial-of-service attacks is not to gain unauthorized access to machines or data, but to prevent legitimate users of a service from using it. A denial-of-service attack can come in many forms. Attackers may "flood" a network with large volumes of data or deliberately consume a scarce or limited resource, such as process control blocks or pending network connections. They may also disrupt physical components of the network or manipulate data in transit, including encrypted data. (From http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/tocencyc.html#Denial)
Disk Operating System. was the first widely-installed operating system for personal computers. DOS is a non-graphical line-oriented command- or menu-driven operating system, with a relatively simple interface but not overly "friendly" user interface.
Disk Operating System. Usually used as an abbreviation for MS-DOS, a micro-computer operating system developed by Microsoft.
Acronym for Disk Operating System (ie: MS-DOS).
Disk Operating System. The oldest PC operating system. It was single threaded and never allowed much flexibility in memory management or low level functions. Windows 98 still uses DOS to load, but newer operating systems like Windows 2000 and Windows ME have removed it.
A basic operating system, predecessor to 'Windows' The most popular is MS-DOS (MS stands for Microsoft).
Short for Disk Operating System, an older operating system for running programs.
Disk operating system. A software package that makes a computer work with its hardware devices such as hard drive, floppy drive, screen, keyboard, etc.
Disk Operating System. To the Top E Section Executables: Application software programs and applets are often called executables. On the Windows platform, executables can be seen with a .exe extension in the file name.
Disk Operating System. The system that operates the hard disk. When we speak of DOS we are referring to the old Microsoft operating system software though, of course, all computers have a disk operating system (AmiDos for the Amiga, for example). The operating system is very basic software that must be in place before a computer can do anything and on top of which all other software runs. Before Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs - that use icons and menus to access programmes and functions) and What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) word processors, DOS was the system that required commands typed in at a prompt using the keyboard to perform any operation. It is still sitting under Windows, which, being more user-friendly behaves as an interpreter, translating our commands into DOS for us. Of course, the Mac had all this stitched up years ago, and uses much less memory in the process. Before Windows (or running despite it) software was written to run in DOS (you might type word at the DOS prompt, for example, to open DOS version of the Word word processor). The disadvantage of these was that it was frequently unclear what the final layout of a document might be.
Disk Operating System. The major operating system used by most computers until the advent of Windows 95. In fact, Windows 95 is still heavily based in the roots of the old DOS.
DISK OPERATING SYSTEM - An older system which provided a link between a computer user and the machine. It translated and coordinated keyboard and other input into language the computer can understand.
standard operating system designed to manage files for personal computers, e.g. MS-DOS – Microsoft’s DOS for the IBM PC.
Disk Operating System. An operating system that resides in main memory and in mass storage.
disk operating system. A read-only-memory in a computer's hard drive programmed to perform operations, such as converting keystrokes to bits and bytes, formatting, etc.
Disk Operating System. The operating system used on IBM personal computers and compatible machines.
The disk operating system developed by Microsoft for personal computers, which has been superceded by Windows.
n. Disk Operating System (see).
Acronym for "disk operating system" usually referring to the operating system used on "IBM-compatible" computers.
( isk perating ystem) software that gives the CPU intelligence to control various system functions such as I/O.
(Disk Operating System) The popular name for a wireless local-area network that conforms to the 802.11b specification of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Wi-Fi networks allow data transfer up to a very fast 11MB per second. They are used by many organizations, and are increasingly available in airports and other public places. Some Pocket PCs have built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, while others accept Wi-Fi expansion cards.
Disk Operating System. The computer program that controls the organization of data, files and processes on the computer.
SERVER DOS is the acronym for Disk Operating System and is often termed as MsDOS, Microsoft Disk Operating System. DOS can, however, refer to any operating system. DOS was originally created for IBM and successive versions have become more sophisticated. Although newer operating systems tend not to rely on it to the same extent as some of the older systems they can still execute DOS-based programs. It is generally believed that DOS will eventually become obsolete. Also known as a file server, this is a computer which is found at the centre of most networks and which provides files and numerous services to other computers.
Acronym for : Disk Operating System. Software run from a Command line rather than a GUI
Disk Operating System. Section of the operating system software that controls the disk and file access
Stands for isk perating ystem. An environment in which computer things happen. DOS screens are typically characterized by single-color backgrounds (generally black or blue) and a cursor that just blinks and waits for you to type something. DOS screens have a text-based look. (See Windows)
An acronym for disk operating system. DOS is the main program that coordinates all functions of IBM-compatible PC, from running programs to saving and loading information from disks.
The MS-DOS Disk Operating System was the Microsoft-marketed version of the first widely installed operating system in personal computers. It was essentially the same operating system that Bill Gates's young company developed for IBM as Personal Computer Disk Operating System (PC-DOS). The Data Migration Project original diskette files were written to be used on DOS computers.
the disk operating system for nearly every PC in the world.
Denial of Service, bombarding a server with bogus requests so as to so overload it that it is unable to process legitimate requests.
disk operating system, provides the interface between your application programs and the computer hardware, makes it possible to run the same programs on different hardware configurations, still the most popular operating system in use
isk perating ystem. The operating system that most PC people are familiar with. It was the first PC operation system. Table of Contents
Diameter Over Stubs. The diameter over the largest diameter whorl of branch stubs left on a tree stem immediately after pruning. Usually occurs at the first pruning operation and therefore in the butt log.
Operating system that is based on the use of disks for the storage of commands. It is also a generic name for MS-DOS and PC-DOS on the Personal Computer. MS-DOS is the version Microsoft sells and PC-DOS is the version IBM sells. Both are based on Microsoft code.
Disk Operating System A non-GUI (command line) OS, used as the underpinnings for Windows 95, 98 and ME.
Disk operating system. A program that controls the basic operation of many PCs. DOS was originally used on the IBM PC, and was the standard operating system on most other brands until quite recently. DOS used text commands, which can make it more difficult to use than newer graphical interfaces such as Windows 95, 98 or NT.
A Disk Operating System is a single-user operating system from Microsoft for the PC or a generic term for an operating system.
Disk oriented operating system, e.g. AMSDOS, DRDOS, MS-DOS. Today it is a synonym for MS-DOS.
Disk Operating System. More computers worldwide have DOS than any other operating system. There are different versions of it: PC-DOS for IBM PCs, MS-DOS for non-IBM PCs, plus Apple DOS, Amiga DOS, Novell DOS, etc.
Disk Operating System. software for computer systems with disk drives which supervises and controls the running of programs. The operating system is 'booted' into the computer from disk by a small program which permanently resides in the memory. Commom operating systems include MS-DOS, PC-DOS (IBM's version of MS-DOS), CP/M (an operating system for older, 8-bit computers), Unix and BOS.
Disk Operating System. Generally any computer operating system, though often used as shorthand for MS-DOS--the operating system used by Microsoft before Windows was developed.
(Disk Operating System), this an old operating system which has for the most part been superseded by the Windows operating system.
Denial-of-Service attack. Some types of trojans allow your computer to be used in this type of attack. The attacker will infect several computers with a trojan, and then use these infected machines to all send data simultaneously to another machine on the Internet. This causes the targeted machine to fail, or be blocked from service. It also uses up resources on the infected machines.
Disk Operating System - the original, simple operating system developed by Microsoft.
Stands for Disc Operating System. It is a generic term for the many programs that accept commands to trip applications to run. The most popular is MS-DOS (MS stands for Microsoft).
(Microsoft) Disk Operating System, a text (non-graphical) interface, whereby the user writes text commands that enable the computer to perform tasks. DOS requires more technical knowledge than a GUI, so the GUI has replaced DOS for just about every computer command.
Disk Operating System. DOS has been the predominant operating system for some time. It comes in two flavors: IBM (PC) DOS and MS-DOS or Microsoft DOS.
DENIAL OF SERVICE. In this type of attack, users or organizations are deprived of the services that should be normally available. As a result of these attacks, users or organizations might lose network connectivity, or e-mail services. A denial of service attack can also damage files on affected computers. Although these type of attacks are usually malicious, they can also happen accidentally.
this is the Disk Operating System used by Microsoft before Windows was developed.
Disk Operating System. A computer operating system originally designed to manage the basic functions of IBM-based personal computers.
"Disk Operating System" While the term DOS at one time referred to any disk-based operating system running on a computer, use of this term today is usually directed to the Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS) that was created to run on the Intel-based PCs. While Windows and the Macintosh OS are graphical user environments, DOS is text based. This means that users of DOS need to learn the specialised codes necessary to perform tasks. The concept is a little bit like calling a square-dance for your computer. Just don't expect it to "do-si-do" when you type "DEL *.*"
Disk Operating System. A 16-bit operating system from the time before Windows. Can still be installed on any PC.
An abbreviation for disk operating system.
Disk Operating System The first operating system produced by Microsoft. Dos v1 was introduced in 1980 and the various progressive versions continued to be the main operating system for PC's until it was replaced with Windows 95. Windows 3.0 had come out 5 years earlier in 1990, but this ran on top of DOS, it was not a true O/S as it could not run without DOS to support it.
The fundamental housekeeping software of a computer system equipped with disk storage. Also known as PC-DOS or MS-DOS, the operating system of older IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers.
Disk Operating System. The operating system before Windows. DOS wouldn't let you run more than one program at a time, so you couldn't keep switching between two or three windows. Programs written for DOS have all of their files together in one directory. They do not add files to the system. This makes them easy to install and delete with confidence. You can drag a DOS directory onto your hard drive and it will usually work first go. It will not interfere with other programs by overwriting files. Some DOS programs will not work in 95 and 98. Many of those that do work are useful or fun, and they are very small, as many were written when a 20MB hard drive was state of the art. You can run some DOS programs in conjunction with Windows programs. For instance, if you were trying to make up a crossword puzzle, a little program called Wordfind would show you all the possible words to fit in a space that had three letters entered and two needed.
During a denial of service attack, computers (usually web servers) are flooded with targeted and/or numerous hits. They are then no longer able to function and crash.
Generally, a ‘disk operating system' is a computer's operating system that forms the basis for programs running on this OS. Thus MS-DOS, Windows NT, OS/2, UNIX and LINUX are "Disk Operation Systems".
The acronym for Disk Operating System. DOS rhymes with "boss."
enial ervice attack A type of attack on a network designed to bring the network down by flooding it with useless traffic.
(Disk Operating System; pr. "doss") DOS was the standard operating system for PCs until Windows 95 came out. Will run on any PC. Controlled by typing in text commands and has several serious limitations, but requires a much less powerful computer than Windows 95 and there is a huge library of software available for it.
The standard disk operating system used on most personal computers.
This stands for a very early computer operating system for IBM-Compatible computers. It stands for Disk Operating System. It's kind of like a foreign language that only your computer understands
Disk Operating System. Program used to control the transfer of information to and from a disk, such as MS DOS.
It's not DOS, the text based operating system, but instead Denial of Service, things that can deny your Internet access.
Disk Operating System. An operating system designed for early IBM-compatible PCs.
Usually refers to the Personal Computer operating systems from IBM (PC-DOS) or from Microsoft (MS-DOS).
Acronym for Disk Operating System, an operating system orignally developed by Microsoft for the IBM PC. DOS exists in two very similar versions; MS-DOS and PC-DOS. A DOS CONFIG.SYS command that loads the operating system into conventional memory,extended memory, or into upper memory blocks on Intel computers.
Disk Operating System All of the program supplied by the vendor which interacts with the processor and storage media for the processing of data.
Disk Operating System. Software that translates the user's commands and allows application programs to interact with the computer's hardware. DOS supplies a file management system for disk input and output.
Acronym for Disk Operating System. Literally, the term refers that portion of an operating system that controls writing, storage, and retrieval of data from storage media, usually spinning disks of various types. In common usage, the term refers to MS DOS, the complete operating system developed by Microsoft for IBM-compatible personal computers in text (non-Windows) modes.
Acronym of Denial of Service, a form of assault on an Internet site which floods the site with packets requiring a response, thus slowing down or preventing normal access to the site.
disk operating system. Collection of system software designed to control a computer system using disks for storage.
See disk operation system.
Disk Operating System. The main disk and file management software that facilitates computer/user interaction.
The acronym for Disk Operating System, the program used in the microcomputer environment to control the use of hardware and integrate the use of this hardware so that is available to software applications.
Denial of Service. A term to describe a form of Internet attack that denies a user access to a specific Internet service.
Disk Operating System. The operating system software used to run IBM-compatible computers. Microsoffs version of DOS is called MEADOW although many people refer to it simply as DOS.
Disk Operating System. This term is also used to incorrectly reference a whole Operating system, such as in the case of MicroSoft DOS. But, unfortunately, it is so common that in some instances it is acceptable. In the case of this document, it is purely a case a laziness not to type MicroSoft, or MS so often. In the strictest sense the DOS is the part of the Operating System that handles all communication with the disk drives on the computer.
Disk Operating System. An operating system (the OS in DOS) is the interface between human and microprocessor (or "chip"). It translates the commands you type in into the machine language the microprocessor speaks. DOS was developed by Microsoft in the early 1980s for the Intel processor. Today, such popular graphic "shells" like Microsoft's Windows and IBM's OS/2 run on top of DOS. These DOS windows are sometimes called a "console." DOS windows typically allow you to run low-level but useful utilities in a simplified environment. In recent Windows operating systems, the sequence Start | Command will open a DOS window, from which you can run a utility such as IPCONFIG, that provide a direct look at your computer's functions.
acronym for Disk Operating System - used in Older PCs.
Acroynm for Disk Operating System. A dated operating system for PCs that features a command line interface.
A computer operating system. Originally called QDOS, the name stood for uick and irty perating ystem. The title referred to the fact that this operating system was fast and efficient. The system was purchased by Microsoft in the early 1980's and renamed MS-DOS (for Microsoft Disk Operating System). Some people will tell you that Microsoft invented DOS; don't you believe it. DOS is a text based, command line oriented system. The ytpical command line looks linke this
The most popular operating system for personal computers.
disk operating system. Pronounced "doss." Don't spell out.
disk operating system. The software that provides instructions for system hardware operation and data processing.
enial ervice. An attack in which the targeted piece of equipment shuts down or stops functioning, the purpose of which is to deny service.
Disk operating system (DOS) is an operating system that oversees such operations as disk input and output, video support, keyboard control, and many internal functions related to program execution and file maintenance.
Disk Operating System. Sometimes this term is used for any operating system on a microcomputer, but it often means the specific operating system called MS-DOS (for Microsoft). MS-DOS was the most popular operating system for IBM compatible computers before the introduction of Windows. Even early versions of Windows depended upon it, but starting with Windows-95, the Windows program stood on its own. "DOS-based software refers to old programs that did not depend upon having Windows available.
Disk Operating System (rhymes with "boss"). An essential program that provides the necessary instructions for the computer's parts (keyboard, disk drive, central processing unit, display screen, printer, and so on) to function as a unit.
The Disk Operating System that preceded Windows but that has receded in importance with each new version of Windows.
Disk Operating System. See operating system.
isk perating ystem. See MS-DOS.
(Disc Operating System) DOS describes the operating system developed by Microsoft for personal computers (MS DOS).
Stands for isc perating ystem. It is a generic term for the many programs that accept commands to trip applications to run. The most popular is MS-DOS (MS stands for icro oft).
or disk operating system
disk operating system. A program required to manage the hardware and logic resources of a computer.
See disk operating system.
Disk Operating System. The original and still popular program that runs on PCs and takes care of the system basics, such as talking to files and printers and screens.
common name for MS-DOS. Distinct from DoS, apparently.
denial of service. Distinct from DOS, apparently.
A set of programs that control the communications between components of the computer. Examples of DOS functions are: displaying characters on the screen, reading and writing to a disk, printing, and accepting commands from the keyboard. DOS is a widely used operating system on IBM-compatible personal computers (PCs).
Disk Operating System Microsofts Older text-based Operating System
Disk Operating System (or Dirty Operating System ?). Developed by Microsoft, it became a standard when bought by IBM, in 1981.
DOS loaded from the disk and responsible for user interface and interface between the software and logical elements of disks, peripherals etc.
Disk Operating System; the fundamental software necessary for a computer to access disks and to load and run programs. “DOS” files are commonly transferred to other program disks, eliminating the need to insert the “DOS” disk each time a program is loaded
Disk Operating System; a computer program, or set of programs, that manages the storage and retrieval of data on a disk drive, and performs other necessary computer functions
Disk Operating System. Can refer to any operating system, but it is most often used as shorthand for Microsoft's MS-DOS. Originally developed by Microsoft for IBM, MS-DOS was the standard operating system for IBM-compatible personal computers.
Disk operating system. Any operating system that emphasizes the use of disks to store files. Commonly refers to the popular operating systems developed by Microsoft and IBM, MS-DOS and PC-DOS.
(Disk Operating System) simple operating system developed by Microsoft, allows extensions by other programs.
an acronym for Disk Operating System. This is an operating system on which most personal computers run, made popular by its creators, Timothy Patterson and the Microsoft Corporation.
Disk Operating System. A specialised disk-oriented program that provides a link between the user and the computer.
The backbone of windows.
Disk Operating System. The software loaded from disk file DOS.SYS that controls all disk I/O. The latest edition of DOS is called DOS 2.0S (S for single density).
Disk Operating System - the first Operating System available for the PC platform. See Command Prompt. Easily recognized by the C:\ prompt.
DOS (Disk Operating System) was the first widely-installed operating system for personal computers. (Earlier, the same name had been used for an IBM operating system for a line of business computers), also see Operating Systems.
Disk Operating System. Often used to refer specifically to the MS-DOS operating system developed by Microsoft for personal commuters.
A simple operating system that resides on your Windows 95/98 Startup Disk. (acronym for Disk Operating System).
Disk Operating System. This is a standard operating system, created by Microsoft before the dawn of Windows. DOS manages how files are stored on your computer. It is controlled through commands typed at the command prompt. Even Windows 95 and Windows 98 are still fundamentally dependent on DOS.
Disc Operating System. The official name of the Microsoft Disk Operating System is MS-DOS but is often referred to as simply DOS. The IBM-PC version is called PC-DOS, or just DOS.
(Disk Operating System; pr. "doss") Usually refers to MS-DOS, which was the standard operating system for PCs until Windows 95 came out, now pretty much obsolete. Controlled by typing in text commands and has several serious limitations, but requires a much less powerful computer than Windows 95.
(Denial of Service) A form of attack on (usually) an internet service, which aims to prevent the service from operating properly, often by bombarding it with more information than it can process. See also Mailbomb.
isk perating ystem. A program that controls the use of the disk drive. See OS as well.
(Disk Operating System) MS-DOS was originally developed by Microsoft for IBM as the standard operating system (OS) for personal computers (PCs). DOS does not support multiple users or multitasking, unlike subsequent operating systems such as Windows and Mac.
Acronym for Disk Operating System which is an extension of the OS that allows the user to access disk drive mass storage as files.
Denial of Service. An electronic attack whose purpose is to prohibit an opponent the use of a program or an entire system.
Disk Operating System. Microsoft is a large and powerful company because they sell DOS - the main operating system behind PC's today. Apple computers started out with a Pro-DOS operating system but eventually invented their own "user-friendly" mouse operated operating system for the Macintosh computer. Bill Gates then developed Windows to work on DOS based machines. While newer operating systems like NT basically do away with DOS, the bulk of non-Macintosh computers use DOS to start up and run the computer in conjunction with a Windows program.
Disk Operating System developed for IBM by Microsoft Corporation that has become a standard Microcomputer operating system. A system program that allows transfer of programs and data back and forth from the computer processor and the disk drive.
Acronym for "Defunct Operating System".
Disk Operating System. The ubiquitous operating system that is frequently enhanced by Microsoft Windows.
Disk Operating System. IBM compatible systems use DOS to communicate with application software and to manage files.
Disk Operating System. DOS was one of the first operating systems available for PC's. It is a command line driven operating system (no graphical user interface).
See denial of service attack.
Denial of service. A system security breach in which network services become unavailable to users.
Disk Operating System. The basic term for software which controls a computerâ€™s operation and is loaded from some form of disk, usually a hard drive.
Disk Operating System. Single users operating systems for the early PCs. It is first successfully improved and marketed by Microsoft
Several single user operating systems developed in the early 1980s for PCs; most widely used versions were PC-DOS and MS-DOS. 8.17
Disk Operating System (DOS in Windows environment, MacOS in Apple Macintosh environment and Linux et al): Software for computer systems with disk drives that supervises and controls the running of programs. The operating system is 'booted' into the computer from disk by a small program that permanently resides in the memory.
Acronym for "Disk Operating System." A computer operating system.
Text File or DOS Specification Info
acronym for Disk Operating System - used in IBM PCs.
system software:(Disk Operating System) The software instructions that tell a computer how to act like an IBM PC; the System and Finder for those machines. The most common flavor is MS-DOS (made by Microsoft) although there are others.
The Disk Operating System is software that directs the flow of data between disk drives and the computer. Without an operating system, the computer can do nothing.
Disk operating system. A computer operating system designed for use with a disk. Languages, application and utility programs can be transferred quickly between CPU memory and disk storage.
DOS commonly refers to the family of closely related operating systems which dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995 (or until about 2000, if Windows versions 95, 98, and M.E. are included) : PC-DOS, MS-DOS, Free DOS, DR-DOS, Novell-DOS, Open DOS, PTS-DOS, ROM-DOS and several others. They are single user, single task systems. MS-DOS from Microsoft was the most widely used.
Dos is an American Indie rock/Punk rock group comprised of Mike Watt and Kira Roessler, who both sing and play bass guitar.