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ms-dos-logoDOS, short for Disk Operating System, was a popular operating system available for x86 based PC's in the early eighties and nineties. It was also used in the Windows 95, 98 and ME operating systems. DOS was largely driven from the command line, and could be used to run only a single program at a time. There were many variants including MS-DOS, PC-DOS, and DOS lives on today with the FreeDOS project.

DOS is not used a great deal any more, but emulators like DOSBox can be used to run DOS applications under modern operating systems. Old DOS games are quite often run under such emulators.

Latest Articles on DOS
How To “REALLY” Hide Files In Windows 7 – Using DOS ATTRIB Command

If you want to hide folders in Windows 7, you can just select an option to hide. However, it is just as easily un-hidden by another simple click. If you would prefer a different method...

Small Business Data Protection: Dos and Dont's of Encryption

Data Pilferage is on the rise and the age old methods of encryption are still in use, more so than before. Surveys predict the rise od data theft by more 70% each year and that...

Electronic Funds Transfer Tips for Users

An electronic funds transfer (EFT) is generally considered both secure and safe since they have built-in security features. However, since they are often coursed through different...

Importance of a Reliable Firewall

Even when employing firewalls, you can still be susceptible to threats. There are at least five reasons why you must ensure that your firewall is up and running....

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    Network Security Attack: Active/Passive Comparison

    This article takes a brief look at passive vs. active network security attacks. It deals with the differences and gives examples of commonly used exploits. This article is not intended to be a tutorial...

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    5 Free Printable Pet Sympathy Cards

    The death of a pet is a heartbreaking loss for many. Select a pet sympathy card from the following selection to download and use in Publisher. You can customize or personalize them or print them as they...

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    How To Build Your Own Firewall

    So you want to build your own firewall? Creating a firewall using your own hardware and free firewall software and applications is possible. This article examines what hardware and software components...

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    Tips to Stop or Reduce Threats Posed by DDoS

    Are you tired of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks interrupting network availability, and you simply do not know what to do about them? If so, you are about to learn five important tips for preventing...

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    Ten Famous Computer Viruses of the Past

    Computer viruses may not be aware of their fame and notoriety, but they certainly get their share of press. This article presents ten of the most famous computer viruses and thoughts on virus fame in the...

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In part 2 of this series, we explored the first of the three objectives of information security, confidentiality. In this third installment in a security basics series, we look at final...

10 Major Business Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

Trying to figure out how to fit in at the office? Make sure you are behaving yourself and following the business etiquette do-and-don’ts, and you should have no problem....