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Module 1 Section 3 32Microsoft Sets the Trend 1Gates and Allen took an existing product and adapted it to make it a Microsoft product The same happened with DOS and much of the Windows interface is borrowed from the Macintosh one 2BASIC was originally run on mainframes and through Gatess and Allens efforts it could now be run on a microcomputer 3Microsoft establishing a standard for the industry as a whole The Microsoft motto has long been We set the standard 4Gates and Allen showed themselves to be very good businessmen as well as good programmers 33Operating Systems The operating system has three main functions to perform 1Manage the computer resources 2Interact with the user 3Run applications Bootstrapping program a small program also know as the boot program stored in read-only memory ROM that allows the computer to load its own operating system The system looks for the boot program initially on the floppy disk drive in this way a computer can be restarted if the hard disk has been corrupted This is why your computer will complain if you have left a floppy disk in the disk drive which is not a system disk since it assumes any disk in the floppy-disk drive at start-up is a system disk Text-based operating systems CPM the first operating system for the PC DOS When a user first started their machine they would be confronted by a blank screen with a single piece of text which was typically C This was called the prompt The user had then to type in a command to achieve their desired function Some the common DOS commands are given below DOS command Function Example cd change directory c CD docs dir list contents of directory c dir copy copy files from one location to another c copy letterdoc cdocs del
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