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Many years ago people used computers which have DOS. I mean the name of the operating system was DOS.
You would say I had DOS or I ran DOS.
So in this context, would you say, in the beginning people used DOS computers or at the beginning people used DOS computers?
So my question is whether to use 'in the beginning' or 'at the beginning' in this context.
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IMO, both are ok.
You can also use "at first""originally" in place of them.

WestLake
IMO:

in the beginning: during the beginning stages - the appropriate here (and 10 times more popular for this context)

at the beginning: situated/located at the beginning point in a process
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I thank both of you for the replies.
Let us take another example. I am training at a gym 3 times a week. I am training on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
I always train at least for 90 minutes. Sometimes I exceed the 90 minutes limits and train 100 or 120 minutes.
The first thing I do is to train using a bicycle or a treadmill. This is to warm up the body; it is good for the cardiovascular system of the body, as well. Afterwards I train different muscles using machines. The gym is flooded with all sorts of machines.

1. At the beginning, I train bicycle/treadmill.
2. In the beginning, I train bicycle/treadmill.

Which is the corret one in this context?
Rex1. At the beginning, I train bicycle/treadmill.
2. In the beginning, I train bicycle/treadmill.

Which is the corret one in this context?
Hi Rex

Correctness is often a matter of opinion in English. A good rule of thumb is to say at the beginning of:
I felt sleepy at the beginning of the lecture.

Of your sentences, No. 2 is definitely correct, but that doesn't mean No. 1 is wrong.Emotion: smile

Cheers
CB
Let us take another example.
You worked as a taxi driver. However, you work as a network administrators nowadays. You have studied networking whilst working as a taxi driver.

1. At the beginning, I was a taxi driver.
2. In the beginning, I was a taxi driver.
Which is the correct one in this context?
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Neither sounds very natural. At the beginning of what? "In the beginning" (without other context) sounds like the book of Genesis.

At the beginning of my career, I was a taxi driver.

But more natural would be "I started out as a taxi driver."
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To say I started out as a taxi driver is perfect.
I just want to use the words 'at the beginning' or 'in the beginning'.
I saw it in one of my grammars. I will look for that grammar. I just came home from the gym. I must eat something and sleep now. I must look this up.

There is a distinction between 'at the beginning' and 'in the beginning'. Unfortunately, I can't remember all the details. I may be wrong here too. Have you got Murphy's grammars? I think it is in one of Murphy's grammars. I bought a couple of them in the past.
I will come back.
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