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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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CLR offers two products: one for DOS and one for Windows 95.
Get the DOS software that does the job - but first extract a promise from the vendor to upgrade you to Windows at no additional cost when you're ready for it, and to assist you in training your personnel to use it, as they would for a new purchaser.
SigmaStat for DOS, Windows (including Windows networks), and Macintosh provides a wide range of statistical calculations, including ANOVA, correlation, chi square, and linear or nonlinear regression analyses.
However, to achieve integration between the federal and multiple state modules, the DOS version requires that preparers enter codes for many items.
GoSystem fx, whose DOS and Windows versions are shipped only on CD-ROM, is a comprehensive program that provides support for all states (for residents, part-year residents and nonresidents) in all modules, as well as a number of cities, counties and municipalities.
Albans, West Virginia, suggests a solution: Use a program called Mac-In-DOS, which converts text, data and graphics files between Mac and DOS systems.
One of the chief advantages of a DOS would be to merge science policy making and program implementation into a single structure.
The older version of DOS, which was compact and fast but had limited functionality, was a good fit for the embryonic PCs.
It, too, can multitask--not only its own programs but also those originally designed for Windows and DOS.
Formats usually are done only when a disk is new, but a keystroke error in DOS can wipe a hard disk clean.
One way is to use the ALT 255 invisible character as an extension since DOS allows directory names to have three-character extensions.
Examples of scanning virus software are Central Point Anti-Virus for DOS, Windows and OS/2, Ontrack VirusScan for DOS, Windows and OS/2, or Disinfectant for Macintosh (which is free).