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In-Depth Series: DOS

  • Number of episodes: 18
  • Open/closed: open
  • Date of earliest show: 2021-07-30
  • Date of latest show: 2022-12-02
  • Series RSS feeds: ogg, spx, mp3
DOS is a general acronym for "Disk Operating System", though it came to refer to the operating system used in the IBM PC, particularly Microsoft's MS-DOS.

hpr3740 :: Batch File Variables; Nested Batch Files hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-12-02. Duration: 00:12:10. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, batch files, variables, nesting.
More on DOS. This time it is using variables in batch files, and nesting batch files.

hpr3720 :: Practicing Batch Files With ECHO hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-11-04. Duration: 00:12:11. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, batch files, ECHO.
More on DOS. This time it is using the ECHO command with batch files.

hpr3700 :: Introduction to Batch Files hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-10-07. Duration: 00:14:42. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, Batch Files.
More on DOS. This time it is Introduction to Batch Files

hpr3680 :: EDIT hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-09-09. Duration: 00:12:19. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, EDIT.
More on DOS. This time it is EDIT

hpr3660 :: BASIC hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-08-12. Duration: 00:08:05. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, BASIC.
We continue our technological archeology to explore the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is BASIC.

hpr3640 :: Expert DIR use hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-07-15. Duration: 00:14:38. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, directory listing.
We continue with DOS. This time it is mastering the DIR commands

hpr3610 :: DOS Wildcards; File Attributes hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-06-03. Duration: 00:15:07. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, wildcards, attributes.
More on DOS. This time it is DOS Wildcards and File Attributes.

hpr3590 :: Directory Commands hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-05-06. Duration: 00:14:32. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, directory listing.
More on DOS. This time it is Directory commands.

hpr3570 :: The Filesystem hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-04-08. Duration: 00:23:32. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, file system.
We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is the file system.

hpr3550 :: Format; Copy; Diskcopy; Xcopy hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-03-11. Duration: 00:20:02. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, Format, Copy, Diskcopy, Xcopy.
We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is Format and Copy commands

hpr3530 :: Filenames and ASCII hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-02-11. Duration: 00:14:35. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, filenames, ASCII.
We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is DOS filenames and ASCII

hpr3510 :: Syntax, Switches, and Help hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2022-01-14. Duration: 00:20:15. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, syntax, switches, help.
We continue our look the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is Syntax, Switches, and Help.

hpr3490 :: The Path hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-12-17. Duration: 00:15:06. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, The Path.
More on DOS. This time it is the Path.

hpr3470 :: External Commands and Emergency Boot Disk hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-11-19. Duration: 00:16:48. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, External Commands, Emergency Boot Disk.
More on DOS. This time it is External Commands and Emergency Boot Disk

hpr3450 :: Internal Commands hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-10-22. Duration: 00:12:26. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, Internal Commands.
More on DOS. This time it is Internal Commands.

hpr3430 :: Booting hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-09-24. Duration: 00:12:04. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, boot process.
We look in detail at how early PCs booted.

hpr3410 :: Operating Systems hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-08-27. Duration: 00:13:48. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, operating systems.
Here we look at what an operating system is, and how they developed historically.

hpr3390 :: Intro to DOS Series hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-07-30. Duration: 00:13:23. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing.
We begin some technological archeology to explore the old warhorse, DOS.