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mess-dos /mes-dos/ n.
[semi-obsolescent now that DOS
is] Derisory term for MS-DOS. Often followed by the ritual
banishing "Just say No!" See MS-DOS. Most hackers (even
many MS-DOS hackers) loathed MS-DOS for its single-tasking nature,
its limits on application size, its nasty primitive interface, and
its ties to IBMness and Microsoftness (see fear and loathing).
Also `mess-loss', `messy-dos', `mess-dog', `mess-dross',
`mush-dos', and various combinations thereof. In Ireland and the
U.K. it is even sometimes called `Domestos' after a brand of toilet
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.