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when DOS is not DOS (Miscellaneous)

posted by mikegonta(R), 14.06.2015, 19:56

glennmcc wrote:

> Was I wrong all these years in thinking that IO.SYS/MSDOS.SYS in earlier
> versions of MSDOS and later simply IO.SYS _were_ actually the OS
> and that COMMAND.COM was simply the command interpreter ?

Apparently you were/are absolutely right. The vast majority of people believe that the operating system is it's User Interface. Delete command.com, boot DOS and see what happens - nothing. Ask your friends what they think of that Operating System.

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Mike Gonta
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SudoBIOS - a completely transparent 32 bit protected mode BIOS extender - say goodbye to real mode code.

 

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