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 for mess-dos
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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 cleanser.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  mess-dos
  
     /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 IBMness (see
     fear and loathing).
  
     In Ireland and the UK it is sometimes called "Domestos" after
     a brand of toilet cleanser.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-11-16)
  

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