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A disk compression software utility increases the amount of information that can be stored on a hard disk drive of given size. [1]

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Addison-Wesley is a publisher of textbooks and computer literature.

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Application software

An application software (app or application for short) is a computer software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user.

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Boot disk

A boot disk is a removable digital data storage medium from which a computer can load and run (boot) an operating system or utility program.

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In computing, booting is starting up a computer or computer appliance until it can be used.

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Byte (magazine)

Byte was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage.

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Caldera (company)

Caldera was a US-based software company founded in 1994 to develop Linux- and DOS-based operating system products.

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Challenge–response authentication

In computer security, challenge–response authentication is a family of protocols in which one party presents a question ("challenge") and another party must provide a valid answer ("response") to be authenticated.

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CHKDSK (short for "check disk") is a system tool in DOS, OS/2 and Windows.

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CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems.

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In computer science, a computer is CPU-bound (or compute-bound) when the time for it to complete a task is determined principally by the speed of the central processor: processor utilization is high, perhaps at 100% usage for many seconds or minutes.

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The compressed ROM file system (or cramfs) is a free (GPL'ed) read-only Linux file system designed for simplicity and space-efficiency.

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Data Becker

Data Becker GmbH & Co.

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Data compression

In signal processing, data compression, source coding, or bit-rate reduction involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation.

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Data recovery

In computing, data recovery is a process of salvaging (retrieving) inaccessible, lost, corrupted, damaged or formatted data from secondary storage, removable media or files, when the data stored in them cannot be accessed in a normal way.

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Del (command)

In computing, del (or erase) is a command in all DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters (shells) such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS, NDOS, 4OS2, 4NT and Windows PowerShell.

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Design of the FAT file system

A FAT file system is a specific type of computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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Device driver

In computing, a device driver is a computer program that operates or controls a particular type of device that is attached to a computer.

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Digital Research

Digital Research, Inc. (also known as DR or DRI) was a company created by Gary Kildall to market and develop his CP/M operating system and related 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit systems like MP/M, Concurrent DOS, Multiuser DOS, DOS Plus, DR DOS and GEM.

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Disk compression

A disk compression software utility increases the amount of information that can be stored on a hard disk drive of given size.

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Disk partitioning

Disk partitioning or disk slicing is the creation of one or more regions on a hard disk or other secondary storage, so that an operating system can manage information in each region separately.

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DiskDoubler (DD) was a data compression utility for compressing files on the Apple Macintosh platform.

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DOS is a family of disk operating systems.

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DOS Protected Mode Services

DOS Protected Mode Services (DPMS) is a set of extended DOS memory management services to allow DPMS-enabled DOS drivers to load and execute in extended memory and protected mode.

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Double Tools for DoubleSpace

Double Tools for DoubleSpace is a software utility released in 1993 by the Menlo Park-based company Addstor, Inc.

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DR-DOS (DR DOS, without hyphen up to and including version 6.0) is an operating system of the DOS family, written for IBM PC-compatible personal computers.

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DriveSpace (initially known as DoubleSpace) is a disk compression utility supplied with MS-DOS starting from version 6.0.

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Executable compression

Executable compression is any means of compressing an executable file and combining the compressed data with decompression code into a single executable.

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The ext2 or second extended file system is a file system for the Linux kernel.

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File Allocation Table

File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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File system fragmentation

In computing, file system fragmentation, sometimes called file system aging, is the tendency of a file system to lay out the contents of files non-continuously to allow in-place modification of their contents.

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Hard disk drive

A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is an electromechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.

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Helix Software Company

Helix Software Company was a New York City based software company founded in October 1986.

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HP 110

The Hewlett-Packard HP 110 (aka HP Portable) was an MS-DOS compatible portable computer released in 1984.

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I/O bound

In computer science, I/O bound refers to a condition in which the time it takes to complete a computation is determined principally by the period spent waiting for input/output operations to be completed.

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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.

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IBM PC DOS (an acronym for IBM personal computer disk operating system) is a discontinued operating system for the IBM Personal Computer, manufactured and sold by IBM from the early 1980s into the 2000s.

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IBMBIO.COM is a system file in many DOS operating systems.

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IBMDOS.COM is the filename of the DOS kernel.

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InfoWorld (formerly The Intelligent Machines Journal) is an information technology media business.

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IO.SYS is an essential part of MS-DOS and Windows 9x.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Lotus 1-2-3

Lotus 1-2-3 is a discontinued spreadsheet program from Lotus Software (later part of IBM).

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Lotus Symphony (MS-DOS)

Lotus Symphony was an integrated software package for creating and editing text, spreadsheets, charts and other documents on the MS-DOS operating systems.

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Master boot record

A master boot record (MBR) is a special type of boot sector at the very beginning of partitioned computer mass storage devices like fixed disks or removable drives intended for use with IBM PC-compatible systems and beyond.

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The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU).

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Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Microsoft Plus!

Microsoft Plus! is a discontinued commercial operating system enhancement product by Microsoft.

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Microsoft ScanDisk

Microsoft ScanDisk (also called ScanDisk), is a diagnostic utility included in MS-DOS and Windows 9x.

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MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.

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MSDOS.SYS is a vital system file on MS-DOS and Windows 9x operating systems.

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NetWare is a discontinued computer network operating system developed by Novell, Inc. It initially used cooperative multitasking to run various services on a personal computer, using the IPX network protocol.

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Novell, Inc. was a software and services company headquartered in Provo, Utah.

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NTFS (New Technology File System) is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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In computer operating systems, paging is a memory management scheme by which a computer stores and retrieves data from secondary storage for use in main memory.

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Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is a Germany-based software company that develops hard drive management software, low-level file system drivers and storage technologies.

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PC Magazine

PC Magazine (shortened as PCMag) is an American computer magazine published by Ziff Davis.

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Product bundling

In marketing, product bundling is offering several products or services for sale as one combined product or service package.

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Protected mode

In computing, protected mode, also called protected virtual address mode, is an operational mode of x86-compatible central processing units (CPUs).

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PTS-DOS is a disk operating system, an MS-DOS clone, developed in Russia by PhysTechSoft.

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Read-only memory

Read-only memory (ROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices.

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Self-extracting archive

A self-extracting archive (SFX/SEA) is a computer executable program which contains compressed data in an archive file combined with machine-executable program instructions to extract this information on a compatible operating system and without the necessity for a suitable extractor to be already installed on the target computer.

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Smart Computing was a monthly computing and technology magazine published by Sandhills Publishing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

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Smartphone & Pocket PC

Smartphone & Pocket PC was published every two months by Thaddeus Computing and covers Windows Mobile devices, software, and accessories.

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Squashfs is a compressed read-only file system for Linux.

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Stac Electronics

Stac Electronics, originally incorporated as State of the Art Consulting and later shortened to Stac, Inc., was a technology company founded in 1983.

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Storage virtualization

In computer science, storage virtualization is "the process of presenting a logical view of the physical storage resources to" a host computer system, "Treating all storage media (hard disk, optical disk, tape, etc.) in the enterprise as a single pool of storage." A "storage system" is also known as a storage array, disk array, or filer.

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SYS (command)

SYS is a command in Microsoft BASIC used to execute a machine language program in memory.

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System file

A system file in computers is a critical computer file without which a computer system may not operate correctly.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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User (computing)

A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.

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Utility software

Utility software is system software designed to help analyze, configure, optimize or maintain a computer.

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Virtual memory compression

Virtual memory compression (also referred to as RAM compression and memory compression) is a memory management technique that utilizes data compression to reduce the size or number of paging requests to and from the auxiliary storage.

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Volume boot record

A volume boot record (VBR) (also known as a volume boot sector, a partition boot record or a partition boot sector) is a type of boot sector introduced by the IBM Personal Computer.

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Windows 95

Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) is a consumer-oriented operating system developed by Microsoft.

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Windows 98

Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis while in development) is a graphical operating system by Microsoft.

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Windows XP

Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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8x8 Inc. is a provider of cloud communications and customer engagement solutions.

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