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hpr3430 :: Booting

We look in detail at how early PCs booted.

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Hosted by Ahuka on Friday 2021-09-24 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: DOS, early PC computing, boot process.

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Part of the series: DOS

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.

The boot process is a very particular system for taking a dead hunk of metal and silicon and turning it into an active computer. It is kind of remarkable, and in the DOS environment you really needed to know how it worked.

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Comment #1 posted on 2021-09-24T11:34:10Z by Trey

Trip down memory lane...

Thank you, Ahuka. This brought back memories of working with PCs back in the '80s. Fun times.

Keep up the awesome episodes.

Comment #2 posted on 2021-09-24T20:44:26Z by Kevin O'Brien

You are most welcome

I'm glad you enjoyed it. It takes me back too. There are more to come.

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