Platform-independent acronym for disk operating system which later became a common shorthand for disk-based operating systems on IBM PC compatibles.- DOS
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Mass-market operating system created in 1974 for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc. Initially confined to single-tasking on 8-bit processors and no more than 64 kilobytes of memory, later versions of CP/M added multi-user variations and were migrated to 16-bit processors.
CP/M was eventually displaced by DOS following the 1981 introduction of the IBM PC.
PTS-DOS (aka PTS/DOS) is a disk operating system, a DOS clone, developed in Russia by PhysTechSoft and Paragon Technology Systems.
Privately held software company specializing in power failsafe and high performance software for preserving data integrity in embedded systems.
Datalight's initial products were two DOS applications: the Datalight Small-C compiler and the Datalight C-Bug debugger.
Acronym for IBM Personal Computer Disk Operating System, is a discontinued disk operating system for IBM PC compatibles.
The collective shorthand for PC DOS and MS-DOS was DOS, which is also the generic term for disk operating system, and is shared with dozens of disk operating systems called DOS.
Second 8-bit microprocessor designed and manufactured by Intel.
The 8080 is used in many early microcomputers, such as the MITS Altair 8800 Computer, Processor Technology SOL-20 Terminal Computer and IMSAI 8080 Microcomputer, forming the basis for machines running the CP/M operating system (the later, almost fully compatible and more able, Zilog Z80 processor would capitalize on this, with Z80 & CP/M becoming the dominant CPU and OS combination of the period circa 1976 to 1983 much as did the x86 & DOS for the PC a decade later).
Suffix to the name of a computer file .
Under Microsoft's DOS and Windows, extensions such as, or indicate that a file is a program executable.
16-bit microprocessor chip designed by Intel between early 1976 and June 8, 1978, when it was released.
The authors of most DOS implementations took advantage of this by providing an Application Programming Interface very similar to CP/M as well as including the simple .com executable file format, identical to CP/M.
DOSBox is a free and open-source emulator which runs software for MS-DOS compatible disk operating systems—primarily video games.
Firmware used to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs and to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup).
In the era of DOS, the BIOS provided BIOS interrupt calls for the keyboard, display, storage, and other input/output (I/O) devices that standardized an interface to application programs and the operating system.
Creation of one or more regions on secondary storage, so that each region can be managed separately.
With DOS, Microsoft Windows, and OS/2, a common practice is to use one primary partition for the active file system that will contain the operating system, the page/swap file, all utilities, applications, and user data.