HELP: MS DOS Algorithm

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Someone Somewhere

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Your teacher is trolling you, or you're misunderstanding something.

Are you sure it was just 'algorithm'? Not sorting or randomization or something else?

I could understand 'linear congruential' being one of two 'random-number generation algorithms'...
 

Alen Kirm

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First of all, thanks for trying to help me out. Im 100% sure he said, there are 2 algorithms in MS DOS. Linear and x. I have to find a name of x then make a presentation ...
 
@Alen - you probably know that MS-DOS is an OS (Operating System), in the same sense as Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android are OSes. So, the whole point of "algorithm in MS-DOS" is kind of useless. There are applications (used to be called "programs" is these old days) to perform tasks in MS-DOS (and other OSes), and these application implement certain algorithms in order to do their job.

OK, drop the towel - what is the name of the algorithm you know about?
 

Pinhedd

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All programs, operating systems included, are little more than a whole bunch of algorithms put together.

MS-DOS is a rather small operating system by today's standards, but to claim that it has only two algorithms? That's ridiculous. Either your teacher is a moron or you missed something.

Is he by any chance talking about linear and segmented memory addressing?
 

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