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DOS

[dos]
abbreviation for disk operating system. A generic term describing an operating system loaded from disk devices, the hard drive in modern computers, when the system is started or rebooted.

DOS

Abbreviation for date of service.
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While Chicago does not require DOS, it does incorporate many DOS features to ensure that you can still run DOS applications and your older 16-bit software.
All the earlier versions of Windows were engineered to do double-duty--that is, run both Windows and DOS applications.
In the first three quarters of 1996, revenues from entertainment software reached $236 million, more than the total revenues from all other DOS application categories combined.
quarter 1995 DOS application sales were $20M (off 35%), while Macintosh
Storing data and utility programs in expanded memory frees the conventional memory in which DOS application programs run.
Jack Luhtanen, president and founder of Dynatek, said, "This option is not a browser interface with a narrowly defined proprietary piece that can only pull users into an outdated DOS application.
All that developers need to do is download their DOS application software onto the product.
New features include an improved installation program; the ability to minimize the program to the system tray instead of to the taskbar; sending keystrokes to DOS applications and Citrix Windows, as well as MS Windows applications; a re-written user's manual and help files with new examples for using WinWedge Pro with the latest Windows application programs, such as the newest versions of Excel; and the ability to work with all versions of Windows, including Vista.
If you are a computer novice and you yawned, I advise you to pay attention now because partitioning gives you the option, among other things, of installing an additional operating system such as Linux or even DOS (yes, there still are some useful DOS applications around you may want to use).
The Allegro, which runs Windows CE and DOS applications, is sealed to withstand temperature and moisture extremes of outdoor working environments.
The company has previewed the SunPCi(TM) card, which will enable users to run Microsoft Windows and DOS applications natively on their Sun(TM) Ultra(TM) workstations.