Chapter 23. Now That DOS Is Gone

It’s important to look at an issue that will definitely change the world of computing for many people. If you’re a Windows 2000 user, the transition to Windows XP is relatively easy. Except for some differences in hardware requirements, you’re already used to the type of environment that Windows XP provides. If anything, Windows XP provides a freer environment where you can run more applications than before. Windows NT users have an extremely large transition to make, but it’s from the perspective of user interface and security. Windows 9x/Me users, however, have a long and difficult transition to make from an environmental perspective. DOS is gone, and it’s not coming back.

DOS has been an important part of computing ...

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