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    is it true that..

    DOS was not developed by microsoft?

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    Bill Gates bought the rights for DOS from another comnpany - I believe Seattle Computer Products - who it was originally developed by, then Microsoft continued development on it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS

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    Hehe I love how MS made their big success by buying an OS called QDOS (quick and dirty OS) and the licensing it to ibm when they made their PC.

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    they were there at the right place and the right time. Microsoft's early success really came from their implementation of BASIC.

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    DOS is a style of operating system. There are multiple varieties of DOS, like Apple-DOS (which got dropped with the introduction of the Mac, IIRC), FreeDOS, and MS-DOS. Microsoft didn't initially develop MS-DOS, but they maintained it after buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iandefor View Post
    DOS is a style of operating system. There are multiple varieties of DOS, like Apple-DOS (which got dropped with the introduction of the Mac, IIRC), FreeDOS, and MS-DOS. Microsoft didn't initially develop MS-DOS, but they maintained it after buying it.
    ProDOS ran on Apples. I have an Apple IIgs. It has Applesoft Basic (Which was actually under license from Microsoft) on the ROM and disks with GUI-Based GS/OS. It also was the first system that ran GNO/ME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by apollo1900 View Post
    ProDOS ran on Apples. I have an Apple IIgs. It has Applesoft Basic (Which was actually under license from Microsoft) on the ROM and disks with GUI-Based GS/OS. It also was the first system that ran GNO/ME!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppleDOS

    Same thing, different name.
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