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Running MS-DOS® 20th Anniversary Edition (Bpg-Other) Paperback – Deluxe Edition, August 14, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0735618121 ISBN-10: 0735618127 Edition: 20th Anniversary ed.

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Product Details

  • Series: Bpg-Other
  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (August 14, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735618127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735618121
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #798,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A professional writer since 1963, Van Wolverton has had bylines as a newspaper reporter, an editorial writer, a political columnist, and a technical writer. He wrote his first computer program, one that tabulated political polls, for the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1965. His interests in computers and writing have been intertwined ever since. As a computer professional, Van has worked at IBM and Intel and has written software documentation for national software companies, including Microsoft Corporation. Besides being the author of the best-selling RUNNING MS-DOS, published by Microsoft Press, Van is also the author of Hard Disk Management and MS-DOS Commands, both Microsoft Press® Quick Reference Guides, and Supercharging MS-DOS. Van and his wife, Jeanne, live in a 21st-century log cabin near Alberton, Montana.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Michael J Woznicki HALL OF FAME on August 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
14 years ago when I started in this industry DOS 3.2 was the Operating system I learned on and from there worked all the way up the Microsoft's final; release DOS 6.22. While I no longer used the OS I was impressed by the depth and diversity of this book.

Covering just over 600 pages, 400 of which breakdown the 6.22 operating system. Taking you from the DIR, COPY and PRINT commands to the TREE, XCOPY and DEL commands. You have navigation tips and tricks to help you along the way and overall every command seems to be covered.

Included in the learning and review process are screen shots so you can see what happens with the command. Finally the is 3 Appendices included, A is for overview of installation with DOS 3, 4 and 5.

B is for the 150 plus term glossary and C is the 160 page command reference including syntax and examples. While most people have moved on this book can be a handy reference for future needs.
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This is the textbook that is required for an MS-DOS class I will be taking in the fall of 2013. It is much cheaper to buy it online at amazon than to buy it at my school's bookstore. I have checked it out and all the pages are there and in good condition. I am very happy with this purchase.
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By Tabi on May 20, 2013
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This book was just what I was looking for. It is packed with exercises using the commands, which is what I wanted.
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4 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
Years ago, Billy Gates and his merry band of programmers hacked a CPM clone from Seattle Computer Systems into the first version of PC-DOS. Later on, they diverged from IBM (as they would again in the future) and came up with MS-DOS. We've been stuck with this abomination ever since.
It's now 2003, and the technically challenged marketing MBAs at Micro$oft have decided to publish yet another book on DOS. It's bad enough that DOS is sadly lacking in scripting capabilities (especially when compared to Unix shells like bash or cshell). For generations, engineers have had to jump through syntatic hoops just to do fairly pedestrian scripting tasks. To add insult to injury, Micro$oft has insisted on keeping DOS alive.
Perhaps they think that they'll be able to squeeze a few more bucks out of their old clunker; just like those people who own the rights to the Elvis songs.
I don't care what the marketing disinformation from M$ claims, no one uses DOS if they can avoid it. The salient question in this case is not "is this a good book?" The question is "why in god's name would you still want to publish such a book?"
You could be a complete nimrod and buy this book ... what do I care. It's your money.
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