DOS is dead??

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    PC Fixer-Upper Waldo2k2's Avatar
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    >>valid??

    If you are asking if that's true or not then the answer is yes, DOS isn't used in windows NT, 2000, or XP (or the soon to be released longhorn).

    if you're asking if it's justifiable then the answer is also yes. DOS is great, but, it has security holes, and it cannot be made completely stable. There's also the issue of it's limited memory. DOS will always have it's place, but I think that the benefits of switching over far outweigh the drawbacks.
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    DOS is dead??

    I heard that DOS is going to be phased out completely by MS on new computers, with Windows being the only OS. Is this valid?

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    Since there isn't DOS but still a DOS prompt in XP, does that mean that newer OS's will keep the commnand line?

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    cmd.exe is nothing more than a specialized edit field in any 32 bit windows application. Anyway DOS is dead. (Thank god for that!) What a miserable OS *that* was....
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    But I wonder why they would want to phase it out, I mean, it cant hurt to keep it. Its not like it takes up a gig of your hdd.
    I hope they keep the command line though... im sick of double clicking everywhere, and frankly find it faster pressing buttons on the keyboard.
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    >>why they would want to phase it out
    read my first post on this thread...(yeah somehow they got pushed out of order)

    Secondly, they're phasing it out as an OS, I'm sure the command line will be here to stay, I'm pretty sure every major OS has a command line interface, it'd be suicidal to get rid of it.
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