MS-DOS

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MS-DOS
DeveloperMicrosoft
PublisherMicrosoft
Systemsx86
ReleasedAugust 12, 1981 - September 14, 2000
Added to
museum
MS-DOS 3.3 (AGI Computer): February 7, 2021

MS-DOS is an operating system by Microsoft.

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.