DOS

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DOS
DeveloperIBM, Microsoft, SCP, various
PublisherIBM, Microsoft, SCP, various
Systemsx86
Released1980-present
Added to
museum
FreeDOS: October 31, 2019

DOS stands for Disk Operating System.

History

Seattle Computer Products released 86-DOS in August 1980. It was licensed and then purchased by Microsoft.

Microsoft extended it into PC DOS for IBM, which was first released in August 1981, then further into MS-DOS, which was first released in November 1987.

After those releases, DOS became a common shorthand for those operating systems and those that are compatible with them.

Other notable DOS-compatible operating systems include Multiuser DOS, first released as Concurrent DOS (the third version of CP/M-86 with a PC-MODE module) in March 1984, and DR-DOS, first released in May 1988. These operating systems were Digital Research's successors to their popular CP/M operating system.

DOS continues to be developed as free and open-source software as FreeDOS, which was first released by Jim Hall and the FreeDOS team on January 12, 1998.

Retail games for DOS that are owned by the WEC Museum

Title Developer Release Added to museum Notes
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventures in Nimnul's Castle Riedel Software Productions 1990 October 30, 2019
Hare Raising Havoc BlueSky Software 1991 August 13, 2019
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis LucasArts 1993 December 25, 1993
Mega Man Rozner Labs 1990 November 7, 2019
Mega Man 3 Rozner Labs 1991 November 10, 2019
Street Fighter Capcom 1988 November 10, 2019
Street Fighter II Rozner Labs 1993 November 10, 2019
Voyeur Philips POV Entertainment 1994 December 25, 1994

Digital games for DOS that are owned by the WEC Museum

Title Developer Release Added to museum Notes
370 Point Adventure Will Crowther, Don Woods, Paul Munoz-Colman 1993 August 27, 2019
770 Adventure Will Crowther, Don Woods, Mike Arnautov 2003 September 8, 2019
Adventure in Humongous Cave Will Crowther, Don Woods, David R. Malmberg 1993 September 8, 2019
Adventure 2.5 Will Crowther, Don Woods 1995 August 27, 2019
Adventure 3 Will Crowther, Don Woods, David Platt 1978 August 27, 2019
Adventure 4 Will Crowther, Don Woods, Mike Arnautov 1995 August 27, 2019
Adventure 6 Will Crowther, Don Woods, David Long 1984 August 28, 2019
Beneath a Steel Sky Revolution Software 1994 December 23, 2014
Colossal Cave Adventure Will Crowther, Don Woods, Kevin Black
Will Crowther, Don Woods, Bob Wither
1987 August 28, 2019
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis LucasArts 1993 December 25, 1993
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation Dynamix 1993 December 17, 2012
Teenagent Metropolis Software House 1995 April 6, 2009