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Q: What is DOS?
A: DOS (Disk Operating System) is a famous command prompt based operating system.

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Q: Why was the International Guild Of DOS Users created?
A: The guild was formed primarily to...
* ...inform people that DOS is a better operating system than any other OS.
* ...support DOS using people.
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Q: When was the International Guild of DOS Users founded?
A: In 1985. With the release of the first succesful versions of Windows and Mac OS, DOS became a digital anachronism that lacked the candy-coloured sex appeal of the newer systems. DOS-users were looked upon as people who thought the earth was still flat and were to stubborn to accept better systems. But we, current DOS users, do not believe the earth is flat and we do not use DOS because we are too stubborn to accept newer systems. We use DOS because we believe it to be a more logical, open and eventually more creative system.
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Q: How can I become a member of the International Guild of DOS Users (IGODU)?
A: Write a story to info@igodu.org about your personal/ first DOS experience and we'll publish it on this website. When it is published, you are officially a member.
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Q: How awesome is the International Guild of DOS Users (IGODU)?
A: This awesome. *WARNING* this page contains loud music and stroboscopic effects. Requires a fast computer.
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Q: I use a Mac and OS X Snow Leopard. Why should I use DOS all of a sudden?
A: As you may have noticed, the recently released iPad does not support Flash. Flash demands a lot of power and is in fact pretty stale. DOS did not support Flash even back in 1981! It is just one of the many examples that proves DOS was always far ahead of it's time.
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Q: Can I update my DOS programs via the internet?
A: No you don't need to! DOS programs are designed in such a way that you'll never need any updates at all.
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Q: Are there new versions of DOS?
A: Yes, FreeDOS.
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Q: Is there a web browser for DOS that supports graphics?
A: Yes, Arachne.
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Q: Can I play MP3's in DOS?
A: Yes, with programs like DAMP.
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Q: Can I play video files like divX, AVI, MPEG, MOV in DOS?
A: Yes, with programs like Quickview.
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Q: Can I play games in DOS?
A: A lot! The best resource for such games is XTC Abandonware.
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Q: What about word processing?
A: There are a lot word processors for DOS. Also WYSIWYG word processors. The most famous one is WordPerfect 6.0.
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Q: Can I design and render 3D objects in DOS?
A: Yes, with Autodesk 3D Studio for DOS.
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Q: Can I create high resolution cartoons in DOS?
A: Yes, with Autodesk Animator.
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Q: Are there speech synthesis programs for DOS?
A: Yes, even one of only 48 kilobytes called Tran.
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Q: Than why the hell am I still using Windows?
A: This is the only question we cannot answer.
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Q: Can I emulate DOS in Windows, Linux and Mac OS?
A: Yes, using DOSBOX. It emulates hardware as well.
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Q: Is this website serious?
A: A joke is a very serious thing (Winston Churchill).

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