MS-DOS


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.MS-DOS - an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computersMS-DOS - an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Spotted by Wired, this feature also applies to playable MS-DOS games put online by the Internet Archive earlier this year.
Rumors that Windows XP will not run your legacy MS-DOS applications are simply not true.
Standard IEC/IEEE compliant bus and RS 232 interfaces are complimented by a parallel printer interface and an MS-DOS compatible disk drive.
It also has tools to convert text files from and to UNIX, Mac, and MS-DOS.
The general acceptance of the personal computers and MS-DOS had not yet arrived, so the operating systems used back then were proprietary.
Microsoft, owned by the world' s richest man Bill Gates, is considering dropping the code that supports MS-DOS, the 1980s vintage operating system.
Caldera, which acquired DR-DOS from Novell Inc, alleges that Microsoft tied MS-DOS to Windows 3.1 to create Windows 95.
% OF PRODUCT NAME USERS USERS WIN95 WIN98 MS-DOS OTHER Quick Books 108 24.2 64 33 8 13 Peachtree 37 8.3 14 12 13 2 Creative Solutions 31 6.9 6 3 24 4 TAASC 30 6.7 9 5 14 3 One Write Plus 17 3.8 1 1 6 1 CSI 13 2.9 3 0 8 3 (Other Programs) 211 47.2 TOTAL 447 100% Product Analysis: 1.
Microsoft made its first fortune when IBM hired it to create MS-DOS, the operating system for IBM's new personal computer, launched in 1981.
However, both Windows98 and Windows NT 4.0 require significantly more hardware resources (e.g., processor power and memory) than machines originally configured to run MS-DOS or Windows 3.x.
They are Winnebago Spectrum CIRC/CAT version 2.0, CIRC/ CAT for MS-DOS version 6.7, Spectrum Web Browser Interface, Spectrum WEB-Connect.