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IBM again approached Bill Gates. This became Microsoft Disk Operating System, MS-DOS, introduced in 1981. Microsoft later required the use of the MS-DOS name, with the exception of the IBM variant. 200 more than PC DOS, and sales were low. M faded, with MS-DOS and PC DOS becoming the marketed operating system for PCs and PC compatibles. OEMs to customize the device driver code to their particular system.
By the early 1990s, most PCs adhered to IBM PC standards so Microsoft began selling MS-DOS in retail with MS-DOS 5. This version of DOS is distinct from the widely released PC DOS 4. 0 which was developed by IBM and based upon DOS 3. 1995 that “DOS was, when we first wrote it, a one-time throw-away product intended to keep IBM happy so that they’d buy our languages”. Microsoft expected that it would be an interim solution before Xenix.
1983 described as “the multi-user MS-DOS of the future”. IBM, however, did not want to replace DOS. They split development of their DOS systems as a result. The last retail version of MS-DOS was MS-DOS 6. 22, after this MS-DOS became part of Windows 95, 98 and Me. IBM did later develop PC DOS 7. 10 for OEMs and internal use.