What are DoS?

  • (noun): An operating system that is on a disk.
    Synonyms: disk operating system
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DOS

DOS /dɒs/, short for "Disk Operating System", is an acronym for several closely related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995, or until about 2000 including the partially DOS-based Microsoft Windows versions 95, 98, and Millennium Edition.

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Emulation On The Amiga - MS-DOS On Amiga Via Sidecar or Bridgeboard
... MS-DOS compatibility was a major issue during the early years of the Amiga's lifespan in order to promote the machine as a serious business machine ... In order to run the MS-DOS operating system, Commodore released the Sidecar for the Amiga 1000, basically a 8088 board in a closed case that connected to ... At the introduction of the Sidecar the crowd was stunned to see the MS-DOS version of Microsoft Flight Simulator running at full speed in an Amiga window on the Workbench ...
IS-DOS
... iS-DOS is a disk operating system for Russian ZX Spectrum clones ... iS-DOS has been developed in 1990 or 1991, by Iskra Soft (Leningrad, USSR) ... Maximum iS-DOS partition size on a hard disk is 16 MiB ...
IS-DOS - Distributors
... Slot Ltd (Moscow) distributed iS-DOS in Moscow and regions in 1990s, and issued paper books ... Nemo (Saint-Petersburg) distributed iS-DOS in ex-USSR until 2004, and issued Open Letters electronic press ... iS-DOS Support Team (Saratov Oblast) distributes iS-DOS in ex-USSR and issues iS-Files electronic press ...
Newbury Park High School - Community Involvement
... money from the new housing development Dos Vientos ... In a controversial decision, revenues from the Dos Vientos community were split among the three high schools in the Conejo Valley, even though the majority of Dos Vientos students ...
Fat64 - Support On Other Platforms
... Two experimental, unofficial solutions are available for DOS ... The loadable USBEXFAT driver requires Panasonic's USB stack for DOS and only works with USB storage devices the open-source EXFAT executable is an exFAT filesystem reader, and requires ... There are no native exFAT real-mode DOS drivers, which would allow usage of, or boot from exFAT volumes ...

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