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DOS

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
DOSDOS /dɒs $ dɑːs/ noun [uncountable] technical 🔊 🔊 TD (Disk Operating System) software that is loaded onto a computer system to make all the different parts work together
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DOSYou can do this in Word or in DOS.In DOS and Windows 3. 1, you have to set up the modem manually for each program.Prices include DOS 5, a SuperVGA monitor and Windows 3.1.I've deleted everything and re-installed DOS 5 and Windows 3.1 from scratch, all to no avail.This isn't as easy as it sounds because all the DOS 5 files are compressed.Printer number 6 is the DOS Text Printer.Pressing the Y key at this stage will return you to DOS.For instance, as with DOS, the names of Windows documents were limited to eight characters.
From Longman Business DictionaryDOSDOS /dɒsdɑːs/ noun [uncountable]COMPUTING Disk Operating System; computer software that controls and manages the different operations done by a computer, especially storing and finding informationThe package will run on Unix, DOS and Novell networks.
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