MS-DOS

(redirected from MSDOS)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

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]
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The Microsoft disc operating system (MSDOS) uses a file allocation table (FAT), which may be either FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32, or FAT 64, depending on the memory space and partition size.
La naturaleza misma de la historia hace que cada quien escoja lo que quiere ver en ella, por lo que no voy a entrar en detalles, pero el caso es que Microsoft empezo a ganar muchisimo mas dinero del que hubieran sonado, y el MSDOS se convirtio, de la noche a la manana, en el sistema operativo "por excelencia" para las computadoras personales.
Turbo Pascal fue un "hitazo" en su momento porque por alrededor de 50 dolares se podia tener compilador, editor y linker para crear programas de computadora, los cuales funcionaban en la plataforma MSDOS.
(Often you can simply type QBASIC at the MSDOS prompt and hit the RETURN or ENTER key.) If you have a new computer that came already equipped with Windows 95/98, QBASIC may not be installed in your computer yet.
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.
The perfect-bound, square backs of MSDOS 3.1 were the size of trade paperbacks, and the gray WordPerfect binders had their own hard box slipcases.
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.SYS file, a hidden Windows task bar, disabled CD-drive auto-run, a printer control panel software lock, and more, to prevent "creative" users from doing harm to release stations and to the server.