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Lol DOS

Post by hellow533 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:40 pm
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I found out that my dad's business partner still uses DOS, and was wondering this.

Is dos now the equivalent to command prompt?
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Re: Lol DOS

Post by wesley205 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:56 am
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oh, wow lol. I believe it is.
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Re: Lol DOS

Post by Goatboy on Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:26 am
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There are certainly some differences. DOS is a a category of operating system, albeit a very old and simple one (compared to today). MS-DOS was the Microsoft version, although there were several others. Since it did more than run commands (dir, cls, etc.) which is what the command prompt does, I'd say they are different.

On a somewhat related note, some machines at one of the buildings my dad inspects still use MS-DOS to run their security system.
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Re: Lol DOS

Post by thetan on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:56 pm
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Free-DOS is pretty cool ( http://www.freedos.org/ ) i used to use Free-DOS to PXE boot over LAN some boot strapped DOS programs such as Norton Ghost when i got my first Systems Administration gig ..... god i sooooo don't miss being a systems administrator.
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Re: Lol DOS

Post by Mars7411 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:23 am
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DOS is still in use today, right?
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Re: Lol DOS

Post by fashizzlepop on Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:54 am
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Mars7411 wrote:DOS is still in use today, right?

hellow533 wrote:I found out that my dad's business partner still uses DOS, and was wondering this.

Is dos now the equivalent to command prompt?
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Re: Lol DOS

Post by mShred on Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:05 pm
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Mars7411 wrote:DOS is still in use today, right?

Try to not necro old threads.. No need in reviving it.
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