/mes-dos/ (Or MS-DOG, Messy-DOS, mess-dross, mess-loss, mush-dos) Derisory term for MS-DOS
. Often followed by the ritual banishing "Just say No!"
Most hackers (even many MS-DOS
hackers) loathe MS-DOS
for its single-tasking nature, its limits on application size, its nasty primitive interface, and its ties to IBM
ness (see fear and loathing
In Ireland and the UK it is sometimes called "Domestos" after a brand of toilet cleanser.