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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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  1. Why did MS-DOS start so strong and endure so long in the market?

  2. Why is backwards compatibility considered to be a problem among OS developers?

  3. What is the role of the BIOS in MS-DOS and Windows-based computers?

  4. What were some fundamental differences between MS-DOS and the Mac OS?

  5. What were the principal differences between Windows 3.0 and Windows 95?

  6. How does the architecture of Windows NT/2000 differ from that of the Windows 9x series?

  7. Why did Novell's Netware dominate the market for servers to MS-DOS based computers?

  8. What are key strengths of the Epoc OS?

  9. How does Windows CE differ from Windows 95/98 and Windows NT/2000?

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