Last Updated on: 6th November 2023, 04:18 pm

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Origin: USA
Category: Workstation
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: DOS
Wikipedia: DOS/V
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1998

DOS/V (Disk Operating System/V) / PC DOS/V / MS-DOS/V / IBM DOS/V – one of IBM’s and Microsoft’s personal computer OS products, and is an English version of DOS (Disk Operating System) of both companies with the addition of the ability to handle Japanese characters. The first version was released in 1990.

The IBM version is a product called ‘PC DOS/V’ or ‘IBM DOS/V’ that is bundled with the company’s personal computer products, and the Microsoft version is mainly for non-IBM personal computer products (PC/AT compatibles). Also known as “MS-DOS/V”. MS-DOS was originally developed by Microsoft for IBM and started to be sold under its own brand for IBM-compatible products. Specifications are different.

In the 1980s, it was common to incorporate a special device into a computer to display Japanese characters on a personal computer, and IBM’s personal computers and compatible products of other companies began to spread widely as an industry standard around the world. (So-called PC/AT compatible machine) could not handle Japanese as it was, and it was hardly popular in Japan.

DOS/V does not require special hardware and is designed to process Japanese only with software, and although processing speed is inferior to methods that use special equipment, personal computers that are manufactured and distributed overseas. We were able to make the product compatible with Japanese as it is. PC/AT compatible machines that run on DOS/V are called “DOS/V personal computers” and “DOS/V machines”. became. After that, Microsoft’s Windows became the standard OS for personal computers, and throughout the 1990s, Japanese personal computer manufacturers abandoned their own specifications and switched to the PC/AT standard one after another, and PC/AT compatible machines were standard in Japan as well. became.

The DOS/V screenshot source: Wikipedia, Author: Darklanlan; License: Public Domain.

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