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MS-DOS

(ɛmˈɛsˈdɒs)
n
(Computer Science) trademark computing a type of disk operating system
[C20: from M(icro)s(oft), the company that developed it, + DOS]
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Noun1.MS-DOS - an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computersMS-DOS - an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
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Often you can simply type QBASIC at the MSDOS prompt and hit the RETURN or ENTER key.
Because Cetech uses open source technology, Spirits runs on all standard Intel and AMD PC platforms under Red Hot Linux, SCO Unix, MSDOS and all MS-Windows operating systems.
There are a couple of ways to do this, but the easiest is to click on your Start menu > Programs > MSDOS Prompt.
Click <Create an MSDOS startup disk>, and then click <Start>.
It finally breaks away from the original code - MSDOS - that has lain hidden from most users since Windows 95.
Our customized implementation also includes a security-specific BIOS setup, a modified MSDOS.
This design was an open architecture where every component (including MSDOS from Microsoft and the 8088 microprocessor from Intel) was made from subcontractors.
Akemann, Microsoft's Licensing Agreements: Theory and Evidence on the Sale of MSDOS and Windows, 24 J.
In 1988 Gates sent this email to his developer team: "You never sent me a response on the question of what things an app would do that would make it run with MSDOS and not run with DR-DOS.
The Jefferson Parish test, however, can adequately explain why MSDOS and Windows 3.