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Comment: Android apps look like TSR's to me. The TSRs even persist when the machine is reset/rebooted. Many of these apps use costly internet data even after a user believes they have exited the program. After running then exiting an app, usually a user must also 'force close' the app to actually stop it from running. Looking into android TSR virus issues is what led me to this page.

DOS TSR virusesEdit

Wasn't some DOS viruses TSRs? --Error 00:49, 12 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Yes; I've added a statement about that. Tverbeek 16:16, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)

== TSRs for Windows XP? Is there a modern (2006) equivalent for Windows XP of TSRs? For instance, I have 66-73 processes running when I hit <Alt><Ctrl><Delete> to show what's running. Some of them seem to interfere with orderly shut down and are a general pain in the neck. Aren't they -- like viruses -- a parasitic drain on the PC? Peter10003 11:59, May 30 2006 (UTC)

TSRs were basically a poor-man's multitasking. You can consider any Windows process a "TSR", since it has multi-tasking out of box. 12:21, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh that just brings up all the good old memories!

INT 27HEdit

The article ignores the original INT 27H call which preceded INT 21H/31H, and as far as I know has always been existed in MS-DOS (and not just from version 2, as stated in the article). Please add this detail, since I can't do it myself with my English. Thanks in advance, Nevuer 15:58, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


I moved this from the article until someone makes clear what it's talking about:

Clan Information

=TSR= was also a clan that existed that was known as the premier clan in the Ravenshield, Battlefield Vietnam, and Battlefield 2 worlds. The Clan later disbanded as much contact was lost but fans of one of the hottest and best clans to ever exist have seen a few members (BlazeAllmighty and Fullbreach) pop up and dominate a few servers.

--euyyn (talk) 22:44, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Brief HistoryEdit

In the Brief History section very little can be found that has anything to do with any sort of history, and so I would suggest it should be renamed to Background or something. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:28, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

"TSR is unique to DOS"Edit

That's not true at all. In fact, it's likely that TSR use in CP/M was adapted to DOS with very little change (sadly, the section there is under-informative).

I vaguely remember playing with TSRs in CP/M, but too little remains in my head to contribute meaningfully.

Streapadair (talk) 14:28, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Undue weight to limited use programsEdit

I don't know what has done Borland Sidekick to merrit such a proeminent feature in the articole. I don't even know what the heck it's used for, and I've used computers since early DOS days. Borland products are at best niche.

However, the most used TSR's were the mouse driver, the sound card driver and the CD-ROM driver. While the CD-ROM driver has 1 (one) mention, the mouse driver and sound card driver have nil. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:2F0C:7061:5200:E000:FA65:C489:A613 (talk) 15:05, 21 August 2015 (UTC)