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    What is the difference between a console compiler, dos, or windows? Please give examples.

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    A console application (program) just uses the keyboard and a text display, no Windows, no GUI (Graphical User Interface).

    Before the Mac (and Lisa), or Windows, there were only console applications. (Well that's not strictly true, but you get the idea.)

    Microsoft Visual C++ can create either a console application that runs in a DOS-like window, or a Windows program. A console application compiled in Visual C++ will not run in pure DOS.

    There are compilers which will create DOS programs. Here at work we use an antique one, Microsoft Quick-C (IT'S NOT c++) for our DOS stuff.

    A windows application uses the mouse, re-sizable windows and all the stuff that we now used to.

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