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Re: DOS & MINIX



On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 07:24, Pete Pardoe wrote:
> DOS was originally QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) and was
> written as a clone of CP/M for the 8088/86 processors.  There actually
> was a CP/M86 but Gary Kildall (Digital Research)  missed the call from
> IBM so they went to Microsoft who originally licensed and then bought
> QDOS and released it as PCDOS and MSDOS.  All Microsoft had at that
> point was an early version of Microsoft Basic.
>  
> Pete
>  
> 

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