Last Updated on: 17th August 2022, 10:55 am
IBM PC-DOS (The IBM Personal Computer Disk Operating System (DOS)) – a collection of programs designed to make it easy for you to create and manage files, run programs, and use the system devices (for example, the printer and the disk drives) attached to your computer.
The operating system was under development between 1980s and 2000. Developed by Microsoft, it was also sold by that company as MS-DOS. Both operating systems were identical or almost identical until 1993, when IBM began selling PC DOS 6.1 with new features.
DOS supports both single and dual sided diskette drives in any combination-your drives do not need to be of the same type.
The IBM Personal Computer is a powerful and useful tool to help you with your personal and business information processing needs. (As with any information system, inadvertent errors may occur and information may be misused.) We suggest that when processing sensitive or highly valuable information, you take steps to ensure your data and programs are protected from accidental or unauthorized disclosure, modification, destruction, or misuse. Simple measures, such as: removing diskettes when not in use, keeping backup copies of valuable information, or installing the equipment in a secure facility, can go a long way to maintain the integrity and privacy of your information.