MS-DOS, the Microsoft Disk Operating System, its OEM-branded versions, and x86 DOS clones in general.

Questions regarding all versions of MS-DOS and its clones: from the first release by Microsoft for IBM (as PC DOS) in 1981 to the versions underlying Windows 9x.

Questions specific to a clone (e.g. the DR DOS family) or operating environment (e.g. the DOS box in OS/2) must indicate this in the question.

Please note that IBM PC DOS has its own tag; use that instead if appropriate (for example when asking about versions made after IBM and Microsoft ended their partnership).