Re: vista - DOS versions

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

  1. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Guest

    Aamir <> wrote:

    >
    >Can some one tell me about history of DOS versions? and which version
    >does vista & windows 7 contain?? and why windows "7" ??? where does this
    >come from??


    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).


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    Tim Slattery
    MS MVP(Shell/User)

    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
    Tim Slattery, May 26, 2009
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  2. Tim Slattery

    Frank-FL Guest

    "Tim Slattery" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Aamir <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Can some one tell me about history of DOS versions? and which
    >>version
    >>does vista & windows 7 contain?? and why windows "7" ??? where
    >>does this
    >>come from??

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

    Windows NT, Win2000m /Windows XP and Vista are a DOS. DOS = Disk
    Operating System.
    >
    > 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
    > MS MVP(Shell/User)
    >
    > http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
    Frank-FL, May 29, 2009
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    Raymond Shaw Guest

    "Frank-FL" <> wrote:

    >Windows NT, Win2000m /Windows XP and Vista are a DOS. DOS = Disk
    >Operating System.


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

    +Bob+ Guest

    On Fri, 29 May 2009 17:49:34 -0500, Raymond Shaw
    <> wrote:

    >"Frank-FL" <> wrote:
    >
    >>Windows NT, Win2000m /Windows XP and Vista are a DOS. DOS = Disk
    >>Operating System.

    >
    >You're a moron.


    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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