Learning Dos and learning Windows
Okay, I want to know, what are the limitations to programming in DOS? I want to eventually reach programming in windows, but is that THAT much different than programming in DOS (aside from the fact that you don't have to meddle with extra source code). I mean, can you just use "cout" in a window? Can I just make pong in DOS? Will it be totally different if I use windows? And can I just use the Win32 API or is that becoming outdated since 64 bit computing is around?
Sorry, really didn't want to put 20 questions in here, but I just had to. Thanks in advance.