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Q: DOS ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: DOS
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: humbugxf-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 29 Jul 2003 11:51 PDT
Expires: 28 Aug 2003 11:51 PDT
Question ID: 236620
Need pointers on where to go.  I'm researching DOS.  I need to find a
brief history, how it is used today and why it is still important.  I
just need leads on websites and possibly books on where to find the
Subject: Re: DOS
Answered By: missy-ga on 29 Jul 2003 12:53 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there!

I've found a number of histories of DOS, some very brief, some a bit
more involved.  Perhaps most useful would be those written by and
about DOS author Tim Paterson:

A Short History of MS-DOS

Origins of MS-DOS: Articles about MS-DOS and Tim Paterson (Includes

I hope you find these helpful as well:

The History of DOS

First Pin:  History of DOS

The History of DOS

MS-DOS History

MS-DOS Reference

History of MS-DOS, By Leven Antov

DOS User Home (includes links to DOS articles and utilities)

What happened to DR_DOS?

Information and help with Microsoft DOS (with history and commands)


In the Beginning was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

MS Windows 2000 - MS-DOS Command Line

Tips and techniques for running MS-DOS programs on today's computers

DOS Lesson 1 Operating Systems

Using DOS - Historical Perspective - Justification for Use Today


DOS for Dummies

Running MS-DOS 20th Anniversary Edition

The Only DOS Book You'll Ever Need

...and for a humorous look:

How It Came To Pass

Good luck with your project!


Search terms: [ history of DOS ], [ DOS today ]
humbugxf-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
awesome thank you.  For me it was needle in a haystack.

Subject: Re: DOS
From: probonopublico-ga on 29 Jul 2003 21:58 PDT

I've added a comment (just to help me find this again).

Subject: Re: DOS
From: lri41-ga on 12 Aug 2003 20:21 PDT
Check out the following Web Sites:

 The complete index to DOS commands can be found at 
The EasyDOS Internet Guide to DOS

  Help with DOS commands


 MS-DOS help and commands


 EasyDOS Command Index


 Index of /~jbates/comp111/lecture




Knowledge Base - DOS configuration commands for CONFIG.SYS files

DOS Commands, Batch and Freeware. Windows Tips Tricks and Data Recovery.

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