July 21st, 2003, 10:40 PM
I have MSDOS but im not sure wut it's used for, because i've never used it. Also, wut does OS mean? (sry guys, im a newb!!). I've also heard that you can hack with it, is this possible?
July 21st, 2003, 10:50 PM
You have got to be kidding me.
What Operating System do you use, Windows what?
Ok OS as you probably have figured out about now is Operating System.
July 21st, 2003, 11:03 PM
Ok.. DOS is pretty much the background sytem for Windows....
You'll find a lot about DOS and its commands and its history here: http://www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm
Microsoft DOS (Disk Operating System) is a command line user interface. MS-DOS 1.0 was released in 1981 for IBM computers and the latest version of MS-DOS is MS-DOS 6.22 released in 1994. While MS-DOS is not commonly used by itself today, it still can be accessed from Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME by clicking Start / Run and typing command or CMD in Windows NT, 2000 or XP.
As for OS... it stands for operating system... an operating sytem is the 'program' (used loosely) that your computer uses as its main system...
That's one of the best explanations I've found, from: http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/talk...ck_110979.html
To be truthful: it's just what the name implies - code designed to operate your system, mainly launching programs, and providing access to all internal and external storage and peripherals.
= Cheers, jag291 =
July 21st, 2003, 11:25 PM
BD]Hobbit ok I have a small amount of advice. Read.
But I am going to be nice. What do you want to know. What paticular Area of computers, Security are you interested in.
July 22nd, 2003, 05:38 AM
July 22nd, 2003, 06:21 PM
Well, judging from his other posts, I am still not sure whether he is being serious in his questions and / or he is looking for shortcuts. I'll give him the benifit of the doubt at this point and see how things progress.
1. DOS is an Operating System (See 2). This was used during the 80's before windows came out for PC's Microsoft had a version, called MS-DOS and the other big contender at the time was DR-DOS from Digital Research. These two companies were at the forefront of what later became know as the DOS wars.
2. Operating System (OS). This is a series of softwares that interact with the hardware and non-OS related software. (My definition, not Websters) There are many OS's including:
You can check out Google for more information but I would suggest that you take what you read with a grain of salt. Not everything you read on the Web is correct and you have to learn how to read from differnt sources and find the correct information. It sounds to me like you are very new to this so that is why I am suggesting that you read Google with care. Most of us who have been working with computers for years know this and we don't even think about it. I can create a web site that say that MS-DOS is an operating system for Sun workstations. That statment would be wrong but if I set the page up in a certain way, and you were to do your Google search a certain way, it would be possible for you to come across my web site and read this incorrect information. If my site was the only one you checked out, you might be lead to believe that my info was correct and in fact, it and you would be wrong.
Sorry about the extened stuff about Google. I just want to make sure he gets on the right track.
July 22nd, 2003, 09:31 PM
Hmmmm sry for asking such a dumbass question and not checking!!!
thanks to all