• anonymous
how is windows operating system different from DOS?
Computer Science
  • Stacey Warren - Expert
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
  • schrodinger
I got my questions answered at in under 10 minutes. Go to now for free help!
  • farmdawgnation
In many ways. DOS, or Disk Operating System, was a command prompt operating system introduced by Microsoft. You could only run one program at a time, and the entire interface was text-based. Windows, on the other hand, is a graphical operating system. Although for many years Windows ran on top of DOS, it's since become entirely independent. Windows allows you to use multiple programs at once and you interact with icons, buttons, and other graphical elements instead of just text. You can read more on their respective Wikipedia pages:
  • anonymous
farmdawgnation explained nicely .. in short DOS is single tasking os while Windows is multi-tasking. and in dos only one Address space and is single threaded there while windows is having multiple address space and is multi-threaded os..these are the difference ...
  • anonymous
windows uses the graphical user interface(GUI) whiles does uses codes.

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.