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    Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today

    Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today • reghardware
    MS-DOS is 30 years old today. Well, kind of. On 27 July 1981, Microsoft gave the name MS-DOS to the disk operating system it acquired on that day from Seattle Computer Products (SCP), a hardware company owned and run by a fellow called Rod Brock.
    SCP developed what it at various times called QDOS and 86-DOS to run on a CPU card it had built based on Intel's 8086 processor.
    Neat article about the history of the first real mass market business operating system.


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    Re: Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today

    I am officially old. We had a problem the other day and I was showing one of our windows admins how to fix it inside of DOS. He had never used it before and has been doing windows admin for years.


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    Re: Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today

    Sadly the most important program we run in our office is DOS based.



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