In the 1980s or early 1990s,the operating system thatshipped with most PCs was aversion of the
Disk OperatingSystem (DOS)
MS-DOS is a disk operatingsystem for IBM PC–compatiblecomputers.
In its day, it was easily the mostpopular operating system in theworld. It also is the basis fromwhich Windows 9x derives itsunder-lying organization.
As with any other operatingsystem, its function is tooversee the operation of thesystem by providing support forexecuting programs, controllingI/O devices, handling errors, andproviding the user interface.