MS-DOS 3.3

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MS-DOS 3.3 was released in 1987
Originally MS-DOS was designed to be an operating system that could run on any computer with a 8086-family microprocessor. It competed with other operating systems written for such computers, such as CP/M-86 and UCSD Pascal. Each computer would have its own distinct hardware and its own version of MS-DOS, a situation similar to the one that existed for CP/M, with MS-DOS emulating the same solution as CP/M to adapt for different hardware platforms. So there were many different original equipment manufacturer (OEM) versions of MS-DOS for different hardware. But the greater speed attainable by direct control of hardware was of particular importance, especially when running computer games. So very soon an IBM-compatible architecture became the goal, and before long all 8086-family computers closely emulated IBM hardware, and only a single version of MS-DOS for a fixed hardware platform was all that was needed for the marke

Disks 1 and 2 contain the operating system and GW-BASIC.
Both were kindly donated by Julian Bryant

Platform : MS-DOS
Format : 5.25"
Publisher : IBM
Authors :
Date : 1987
Product Code :

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Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
OS/2 Warp Connect IBM PC 3.5" disks & CD Rom Unknown
IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program Entry Level Version 1.2 IBM PC DOS 3.5" & 5.25" Floppy Disk Unknown
OS/2 Warp Version 3 on CD-ROM IBM PC CD-ROM Unknown
OS/2 Warp Version 3 on Floppy Disk IBM PC 3.5 Floppy Disk Unknown
Disk Operating System IBM PC 5.25 disk 1981
DOS 3.30 Programming Family IBM PC 5.25 disk & 3,5 Disk 1981
Asynchronous Communications Support IBM PC DOS 5.25 Disk 1982
Basic Programming Development System IBM PC DOS 5.25 Disk 1982
Guide to Operations IBM PC 5.25 Floppy disk 1983
Fixed Disk Organizer Productivity Family IBM PC 5.25 disk & 3,5 Disk 1983
Diskette Drive Maintenance and Service IBM IBM PC 5.25" floppy disk Nov 1983
Macro Assembler Version 2.00 IBM IBM PC & PCjr 5.25" Floppy Disk 1984
PC DISK IBM DOS 3.30 5 1/4" Disc Apr 1984
IBM DOS 3.1 IBM PC DOS 5.25 Disk 1985
IBM DisplayWrite 4 IBM PC 5.25" Floppy Disk 1986
IBM Demo Presentation Manager IBM IBM PC 5.25" Floppy Disk 1987
DOS 3.30 Reference Manual IBM PC Manual 1987
MS-DOS 3.3 IBM MS-DOS 5.25" 1987
DOS 3.3 Programming Family IBM DOS 3.30 Apr 1987
IBM Personal System/2 Model 30 286 Guide To Operations and Starter Diskette IBM PC 1988
IBM PS/2 Model 30 Starter Diskette IBM PS/2 1988
IBM PC/HOST Terminal Emulator IBM PC 3.5 Disk 5.25 Disk 1989
IBM Personal System/2 Model 55SX Quick Reference Guide and Reference Diskette IBM IBM PS/2 3.5" Floppy Disk 1990
IBM Personal System/2 Model 95XP Quick Reference IBM IBM PS/2 3.5" Floppy Disk 1990
IBM RS/6000 Power Station & Server software IBM RS/6000 1990
IBM RS/6000 Diagnostic Disks IBM RS/6000 1990
DOS 5.0 IBM PC 3.5" Disk 1992
OS/2 Version 2.1 on Floppy Disk IBM PC 3.5 Floppy Disk 1993
IBM PC DOS 6.3 for Preload IBM PC DOS 6.3 1994
IBM DOS 7 OEM Preload IBM PC DOS 7 1995
The Developer Connection for OS/2 & LAN Systems IBM CD-ROM 1995
Simply Speaking Gold IBM PC CD ROM 7 Jul 1997
IBM AIX V4.3.2 for RS/6000 IBM RS/6000 1999
IBM AIX V4.3.2 for RS/6000 IBM RS/6000 1999
IBM ViaVoice Millenium Edition for Macintosh IBM Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 2000

Information About IBM:

Item Manufacturer Date
IBM Unknown




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