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DEFINITION: Also see DOS.PC-DOS (Personal Computer - Disk Operating System) was the first widely-installed operating system used in personal computers. It was developed for IBM by Bill Gates and his fledgling Microsoft Corporation for installation in IBM's first lines of PCs. Gates marketed an almost identical version of the operating system called MS-DOS (Microsoft - Disk Operating System). Most users of either  … 
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10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing an AD Bridge Solution
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out the best ways to evaluate AD bridge solutions to help ensure maximum security, compliance and productivity.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Dell Software

Accelerated Windows 7/8 Deployments
sponsored by 1e Inc
WHITE PAPER: Windows deployment can be one of the most laborious, costly, and time-intensive IT projects, due to its scale and complexity. Fortunately, this resource explores how to overcome the challenges of Windows migration with a "zero-touch" technology.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

1e Inc

Analyst's take: Force.com application drives faster development
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Nucleus analyzed existing Force.com application deployments and found an average of 4.9 times faster development.  End customers, developers, and ISVs experience more rapid time to value, lower cost, and greater ongoing flexibility.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

10 Best Practices for Reducing the Stress of IT Audits
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents 10 best practices that can greatly reduce or even eliminate the angst so commonly associated with IT audits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

10 Steps to Optimize SharePoint Performance
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Implementing basic performance enhancements as outlined in this paper can provide tremendous improvements to the operation and performance of SharePoint within the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 | Published: 12 Jul 2010

Idera

3 Strategies to Protect Endpoints from Risky Applications
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Though most organizations have invested considerable time and effort in improving their endpoint risk management processes, many of them are ill-equipped to handle the myriad of third-party applications that are increasingly introducing the most risk into today’s IT environment. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

Lumension

5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
sponsored by Canvas Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Canvas Systems

A Brave New (Security) World: How Security is Changing to Support Virtualization and Cloud Computing
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the evolution of security challenges as enterprises adopt virtualization and then cloud computing. Learn about an approach that acts as a facilitator of mobility, virtualization, and cloud computing.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

A Closer Look at Windows Vista
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: One of the stated goals of the Microsoft Windows Vista release is to greatly improve the overall security of the Windows operating system and curb the impact of malware. To this end, Microsoft redesigned both the least user and administrative...
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 | Published: 19 Feb 2008

National Instruments

A Day in a Low Carbon Life: What Might It Be like to Lead a Business in 2012?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This entertaining paper describes a day in the life of a fictional Chief Executive Officer, preparing to face market analysts in 2012.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

IBM

A Guide to Accelerating Business Value for Microsoft Environments
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this guide we'll learn how EMC can accelerate the business value of Microsoft environments of any size and scope.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

EMC Corporation

A Guide to Branching and Merging Patterns
sponsored by AccuRev
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, gain a better understanding of how branching and merging patterns work and how applying them to your projects can have a profound effect on how your development team handles change management and delivers software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

AccuRev

A Prescription for IT Efficiency
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines new risks and threats that are making Windows XP unsafe for use in a healthcare setting, and details the essential security capabilities and benefits offered by Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

A Tour of HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment Accelerator, a template of pre-defined information based on ITGI's COBIT, which is loaded into HP Quality Center to help your organization define and execute Sarbanes-Oxley testing, evaluate the results, and develop remediation plans.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Unified Approach to Workload Lifecycle Management
sponsored by PlateSpin
WHITE PAPER: New workload profiling and portability technologies are transforming data center operations. Find out why organizations should consider adopting a unified approach to managing workloads in the data center.
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

PlateSpin

A Whole Team Approach to Quality
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore this presentation to develop a new approach to quality. Agile projects help build software incrementally, using short iterations of 1-4 weeks to keep development aligned with business needs. Learn more about the benefits of agile development by reading this resource now.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

Rally Software

Accelerating the Benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how a Dell server solution can accelerate the benefits of Windows Server 2012. Discover how you can increase performance whether your servers are stand-alone, virtualized or used in a cloud environment.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Acronis

Addressing Windows® 7 Application Compatibility
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: Understand the key elements of Application Compatibility, including, but not limited to Inventory & Assessment, Compatibility Testing and Remediation Options.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

AdminStudio Suite: Powering an Application Readiness Process for Application Migrations and Day-to-Day Application Operations
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: AdminStudio Suite powers an enterprise’s Application Readiness process for migrations to Windows 7, application virtualization and day-to-day application packaging operations. Its automation, integration, and workflow capabilities help companies streamline processes and reduce the time and cost of application migration projects.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

Flexera Software

Agentless Application Virtualization: Enabling the Evolution of the Desktop
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this study, IDC analyst Michael Rose discusses how VMware ThinApp, an agentless virtualization solution, addresses the challenges of desktop computing. Read this paper to learn about the pros and cons of virtualized client computing.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

VMware, Inc.

Agile Storage Infrastructure for Mainframe Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform delivers the best performance and capacity combined with lowest power consumption and lower cooling requirements, consuming up to 40% less power than its predecessor. Learn more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Application Performance Management (APM) for TIBCO Users: Extending Visibility across Your TIBCO Infrastructure and Beyond
sponsored by SL Corporation
WHITE PAPER: TIBCO users may wish to expand IT monitoring and management beyond their TIBCO infrastructure.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 31 Oct 2008

SL Corporation

Applying Security Holistically from the Cloud
sponsored by CloudAccess
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn how the paradigm has shifted to security that's developed, deployed and managed from the cloud. Learn how to implement a holistic security strategy to protect all data in the enterprise.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

CloudAccess
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PC-DOS DEFINITION (continued): …  DOS system have usually referred to their system as just DOS. Like MS-DOS, PC-DOS was (and still is) a non-graphical line-oriented command-driven operating system, with a relatively simple interface but not overly "friendly" user interface. Its prompt to enter a command looks like this: C:>The first Microsoft Windows operating system was really an application that ran on top of the MS-DOS operating system. Today, Windows operating systems continue to support DOS (or a DOS-like user interface) for special purposes by emulating the operating system. In the 1970s before the personal computer was … 
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