Re: vista - DOS versions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tim Slattery, May 26, 2009.

  1. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Guest

    Windows NT, Win2000, Windows XP and Vista do not contain DOS.

    DOS is (was) a 16-bit real-mode operating system. Win95, 98, 98SE and
    ME were launched from DOS, and loaded lots of 32-bit drivers and
    controllers. The WinNT line never used DOS, but started directly in
    32-bit mode.

    The NT line of systems have a command line console, of course. That's
    a 32-bit environment, and programs running there can do anything a GUI
    program can do, including opening a window. They fully support NTFS,
    which DOS never did. The 32-bit command console can also run 16-bit
    programs (except that the 64-bit operating systems will not run 160bit
    code).
     
    Tim Slattery, May 26, 2009
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    Frank-FL Guest

    Windows NT, Win2000m /Windows XP and Vista are a DOS. DOS = Disk
    Operating System.
     
    Frank-FL, May 29, 2009
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    Raymond Shaw Guest

    You're a moron.
     
    Raymond Shaw, May 29, 2009
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  4. Tim Slattery

    +Bob+ Guest

    No, he's an old-timer with a clue. Perhaps you've never worked outside
    the MS world - others have.
     
    +Bob+, May 30, 2009
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  5. Tim Slattery

    JustRosy

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    You're both wrong ;)

    Those of us who really -are- old timers know that DOS = Dumb Operating System :p

    PS. Let's keep the name calling where it belongs, shall we? (RQ)
     
    JustRosy, May 4, 2014
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