Microsoft Disk Operating System

Definition(s)

  • Acronym for disk operating system. The term DOS can refer to any operating system, but it is most often used as a shorthand for MS-DOS (Microsoft disk operating system). Originally developed by Microsoft for IBM, MS-DOS was the standard operating system for IBM-compatible personal computers. 1
  • Microsoft’s disk operating system; used in PC’s as the control system.  2

Notes

  1. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DOS.html
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.