A single user operating system that runs one program at a time and is limited to working with one megabyte of memory, 640 kilobytes of which is usable for the application program. Add-ons to DOS, such as Microsoft Windows, allow the user to have multiple applications loaded at once and switch between them.
The DOS produced by Microsoft. Early versions of it bear striking similarities to the earlier CP/M, but it utilizes simpler commands. It provides only a CLI, but either OS/2, Windows 3.1, Windows '95, Windows '98, Windows ME, or GEOS may be run on top of it to provide a GUI. It only runs on x86 based machines.
icro oft isk perating ystem. One of Microsoft's first claims to fame, this is a non-graphical operating system that just used a prompt and typed commands.
A general disk based computer operating system (See OS). Originally developed by Microsoft for IBM computers, then developed by Microsoft as a basis for the first versions of Windows.
This is the single tasking operating system most often used on IBM PC, PS/2, and compatible machines.
The operating system for applications designed to run on IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers.
The version of Disk Operating System (DOS) sold by Microsoft for early IBM and compatible personal computers (PCs). Until the introduction of Windows, MS-DOS was the most popular PC operating system. Versions sold by IBM were known as "PC-DOS." See DOS, PC-DOS and Windows.
The standard disk operating system used on most personal computers.
The operating system for IBM-compatible micros, developed by Microsoft.
icro oft- isk perating ystem] A microcomputer operating system.
The standard, single-user operating system of IBM and IBM-compatible computers.
an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
An early operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation.
icro oft isk perating ystem. The most common operating system used by "IBM compatible" microcomputers.
Software (called the operating system) that controls and coordinates the basic functions of your computer. If you are running Windows 95, the functions of MS-DOS have been integrated into Windows. If you are using Windows 3.1x or do not have Windows, then you are relying on MS-DOS (or a similar product from IBM called PC-DOS) to control the computer
An operating system for personal computers (IBM and compatible computers), introduced by Microsoft in 1981.
An early Microsoft operating system.
Microsoft Disk Operating System. A text-based, command line operating system for use with IBM-compatible computers.
Microsoft Disk Operating System; a master control program for 16-bit systems.
Refers to a Microsoft Disk Operating System used by IBM computers.
Microsoft Disk Operating System. This is the operating system on which LAN Manager Basic and Enhanced run.
MSDOS (Microsoft 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 Gatess young company developed for IBM as Personal Computer Disk Operating System (Personal Computer DOS).
Microsoft Disk Operating System. A single user operating system for PCs from Microsoft.
See Disk Operating System (DOS).
Abbreviation for Microsoft Disk Operating System.
Operating system, developed by the company Microsoft for 16 bit processors (8086). The most popular operating system for the PC. Still in use on the 32 bit processors 80386 and 80486.
Stands for Microsoft Disk Operating System. Commonly shortened to just DOS.
The Microsoft Disk Operating System. The operating system Microsoft developed for the IBM platform before Windows. Windows 3.x, 95 and 98 rely heavily on MS-DOS and can execute most MS-DOS commands.
Pronounced â€œem-ess dossâ€; acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System. MS-DOS â€“ like other operating systems â€“ oversees operations such as disk input and output, video support, keyboard control, and many internal functions related to program execution and file maintenance. MS-DOS is a single-tasking, single-user operating system with a command-line interface.
An older operating system that powered personal computers through their beginning years. Prior to the development of the graphics-oriented Macintosh and Windows operating systems, this system relied on typing commands one line at a time to tell the computer what you wanted it to do. This system is still in use in the Windows family of software and still has many practical uses. Windows 3.1 relies on MS-DOS to operate. MS-DOS stands for Microsoft-Disk Operating System.
Short for "Microsoft Disk Operating System." This is the character-based operating system that preceded Microsoft Windows. With such a system the user must enter commands at the keyboard to perform any useful functions, rather than use "point-and-click" with a mouse.
MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) was the Microsoft-marketed version of the first widely-installed operating system in personal computers. Most users simply referred to their system as DOS. MS-DOS was (and still is) a non-graphical command-driven operating system, with a relatively simple interface but not overly "friendly" user interface. The first Microsoft Windows operating system was really an application that ran on top of the MS-DOS operating system. Today, Windows operating systems continue to support DOS (or a DOS-like user interface) for special purposes by emulating the operating system. Source: Whatis.com
Microsoft Disk Operating System. It was the original standard operating system for IBM-Compatible computers.
Microsoft Disk Operating System. The standard, single-user system for IBM, and IBM compatible, computers. .
Microsoft Disc Operating System (DOS).
or Microsoft disk operating system
MSDOS is an operating system which runs on IBM-PC computers and clones. It was first released in 1981. The current release is version 6.0.
Microsoft Disk Operating System. NAS — Network Attached Storage. NAS is one of the concepts used for implementing shared storage on a network. NAS systems have their own operating systems, integrated hardware, and software that are optimized to serve specific storage needs.
An operation system written by Microsoft for personal computers, and the basis for IBM's PC-DOS. There are only trivial differences between the two operating systems. MS-DOS can be used by IBM PC-compatible machines.
(MicroSoft Disk Operating System) - A clone of CP/M for the 8088 crufted together in 6 weeks by hacker Tim Paterson at Seattle Computer Products, who called the original QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) and is said to have regretted it ever since. Microsoft licensed QDOS in order to have something to demo for IBM on time, and the rest is history... MSS
Microsoft Disk Operating System. POP: Post Office Protocol. A protocol to allow single user machines to download e-mail from a server.
A single-user single-task operating system developed by Microsoft Corp. originally for use on 16-bit microprocessors produced by Intel Corp. MS-DOS became a worldwide de facto standard as a result of its adoption by International Business Machines Corp., but it suffered from many drawbacks, the most significant of which were the lack of a standard human/machine interface and the inability to directly address more than 640 kilobytes of memory. Microsoft later developed a graphical user interface for Intel-based personal computers called Windows plus an extended memory specification (EMS) to make up for the shortcomings. See MS-Windows.
Acronym for "Maybe Some Day an Operating System".
Microsoft (MS)-Disk Operating System. Used in PC's as the control system.
An operating system used on all personal computers and compatibles. As with other operating systems, such as OS/2, it translates user keyboard input into operations the computer can perform. MS-DOS can be easily accessed by using the command prompt, while MS-DOS-based programs can be accessed through the use of shortcuts on the desktop. See also: OS/2; command prompt window; MS-DOS-based program
n. Acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System. A single-tasking, single-user operating system with a command-line interface, released in 1981, for IBM PCs and compatibles. MS-DOS, like other operating systems, oversees operations such as disk input and output, video support, keyboard control, and many internal functions related to program execution and file maintenance.
The basic command system _called disk operating system, or DOS _ for IBM and IBM clone personal computers.
The operating system designed for the IBM and IBM compatible personal computers.
( Microsoft® disk operating system) Microsoft's registered trademark for their PC operating system.
MS-DOS (short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system commercialized by Microsoft. It was the most widely used member of the DOS family of operating systems and was the dominant operating system for the PC compatible platform during the 1980s. It has gradually been replaced on consumer desktop computers by various generations of the Windows operating system.