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					                         HISTORY OF MS - DOS


        MS-DOS – DISK OPERATING SYSTEM WAS FIRST RELEASED IN
AUGUST OF 1981. MS-DOS IS A COMMAND LINE USER INTERFACE WHERE
THE KEYBORAD IS USED TO NAVIGATE INSTEAD OF A MOUSE. YOU
ACTUALLY HAVE TO TYPE THE COMMANDS AT A C:\ , INSTEAD OF JUST
CLICKING ON A COMMAND.
        THERE WAS A NEW RELEASE OF DOS EVERY YEAR UP UNTIL 1994,
EXCEPT FOR 1985. DURING 1993 AND 1994 THERE WAS TWO RELEASES OF
MS-DOS.
        IN 1984 MICROSOFT INTRODUCED MS-DOS FOR THE IBM PC AT AND
MS-DOS 3.1 FOR NETWORKS. THE LASTEST RELEASE 6.22 WAS IN APRIL OF
1994.
        MS-DOS IS NOT COMMONLY USED BY ITSELF AND NOT TOO MANY
PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE APPLICATION. COMPUTER TECHNICIANS
MAY USE MS-DOS IF THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH PC AND/OR THE
MOUSE. THEY STILL CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE COMPUTER.
        MS-DOS CAN BE ACCESSED FROM ANY VERSION OF MICROSOFT
WINDOWS BY CLICKING START/RUN AND TYPING COMMANDS.
        MS-DOS IS NOT VERY “FRIENDLY”; A FILE NAME CAN ONLY BE 8
CHARACTERS AND THE THREE LETTER EXTENSTION. WHERE NAMEING A
FILE IN MICROSOFT THE FILE NAME CAN BE 255 CHARACTERS INCLUDING
SOME SYMBOLS AND SPACES.

				
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