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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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Multitasking Options: This is where you specify the priority Windows gives to the DOS application when it is running in the background and in the foreground.
With the Preferences tool m the Professional section, GeoWorks can be instructed to open with the DOS Programs section instead of the Welcome screen to provide a friendly DOS applications menu for personal use or for use in the public services CD-ROM workstation setting.
The SunPCi card will support Microsoft Windows and DOS applications, whether purchased off-the-shelf or developed in-house.
Since few software developers are currently spending any resources on improving DOS applications, all significant future software improvements will be available only in Windows versions.
This means that they can multitask Windows and DOS applications, provide virtual memory, and run at a reasonable speed, although DOS programs that use expanded memory will no longer work.
floppy disk drive and an optional program for opening a window to run DOS applications and share text and graphics with DOS programs.
4 include an improved installation program, the ability to send keystrokes to DOS applications and Citrix windows, as well as the ability to minimize the program to the system tray instead of to the taskbar.
To ensure a smooth migration these should also be able to support existing 16-bit and DOS applications which formerly ran on top of older emulators.
FastLynx Lite for DOS is an ideal file transfer option for PC users who continue to spend a great deal of their computing time within DOS applications," explained Rupp Technology Vice-President Shelly Lipkin.
Also keep in mind that many DOS applications can operate within Windows but may not be able to use all of the features Windows offers the user.
Windows and DOS applications will run unmodified under 0S/2 2.