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Difference between Unix and Dos is that DOS was designed for single-user systems. Difference between Unix and Windows is that Windows works with GUI environments and Unix and DOS does not.

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Unix vs DOSUnix is multi-user, DOS is single-user.Unix is multi-tasking, DOS is single-tasking.Unix supports both CLI and GUI, DOS only supports CLI.Unix is an open source, DOS is proprietary.Unix vs Windows: If we take latest Windows version, almost all the feature are available in Windows which are in Unix but Unix is more robust.


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Because Linux evolved from UNIX, but Windows evolved from DOS.


Windows has a graphical interface while DOS is a command line interface.



Windows in an operating system developed by Microsoft, which owns the patents upon which Widows is based. Widows is the grand-product of DOS, developed by Mr. Gates. Unix is an operating system developed by AT&T and many other companies. Some parts are typewritten or patented, but the main kinds of Unix are open source.


Technically there is no differences between Windows and DOS. DOS is an acronym for Disk Operating System which every computer has to have to operate.


Difference: Back in the days before Microsoft Windows dominated the PC market, operating system were controlled by commands. Prior to MS-Windows, PC users were required to learn these commands in order to perform routine tasks. During the 1980s, Microsoft DOS dominated the PC market while the early UNIX command systems were used on larger multi-processing servers. The main difference between UNIX and DOS is that DOS was originally designed for single-user systems, while UNIX was designed for systems with many users. While PC's have evolved into GUI interfaces such as Windows, UNIX systems have never evolved into GUI environments. Hence, The Oracle professional must master a bewildering number of cryptic UNIX commands in order to manage their Oracle databases, both on Windows NT and UNIX. One of the most confounding issues for the UNIX neophyte is being confronted with a complex UNIX command. The cryptic nature of UNIX is such that even the most seasoned UNIX professional may have trouble deciphering the purpose of the command. Because UNIX and MS-DOS were developed at the same time they share some common syntax, and the UNIX neophyte will be happy to find many common commands and concepts.Similarities: Both has CLI option and both are quick.


Unix and MS-DOS are Operating Systems.


MS DOS is the full Operating System whereas Windows only gives the DOS Shell..


Neither. Windows is an unlikely successful oddball, incompatible with most other systems. Mac OS X is build upon UNIX, Linux is designed after UNIX, and WIndows is loosely similar to MS-DOS.


There is a big difference between DOS and Windows7,Windows 7 is new operating system and DOS is old operating system from 1980. Windows7 is multitasking and DOS is only single tasking. Windows7 is easy to learn and understand but DOS is not. Windows7 we can play games play songs watch movies but in DOS doesn't.


They are different languages, so you need to use a different word with different syntax to do the same thing. For example, to display the contents of the current directory, the command in MS-DOS is dir, but in UNIX it's ls.



This question is ambiguous.While UNIX is clearly defined, confusion occurs between dos and DOS.DOS is the standard abbreviation for MS-DOS, the Microsoft disc operating system, while dos stands for disc operating system. Any disc operating system.UNIX was written in1969; it clearly antedates MS-DOS by about 10 years.The MULTICS dos was working in 1964, so it antedates UNIX.


Microsoft Windows, beginning with 3.0, had a GUI (Graphical User Interface), where MS DOS was purely a command-line prompt.


MS DOS 3.0 MS DOS 4.0 MS DOS 5.0 Windows 3.0 Windows 3.1 Windows 3.11/For Workgroups Windows95 Windows98 Windows NT 5.0 Windows 2000 WIndows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Mac OS X Linux Unix


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Yes and no. If you have the hardware resources to run UNIX/Linux then you should. DOSBox can run any DOS program in UNIX, so there is no need for DOS if you can run UNIX. However, if you have an older computer or an embedded system where UNIX or Linux would have too much overhead, DOS is a better choice.


DOS is a command line interface, and Windows is a graphical interface.


MS-DOS ended with Windows NT. It used file command.com to interpret all DOS commands. Win 2000, XP, Vista use a DOS Shell which emulates DOS but is not really DOS.


i don't know the difference but what i know is ... deleted file from MS-DOS is never go to the recycle bin. Thanks !


DOS uses CLI (command line interface), whereas Windows used GUI (graphical user interface)..DOS does not support networking, Windows does..DOS is a single user OS, Windows is Multiuser..DOS is a single tasking OS, Windows is Multitasking..Dos is a single threading OS, Windows is a Multithreading..DOS supports 2 GB of maximum partition size, Windows supports 2 TB or more..DOS uses FAT 16 file system, Windows uses FAT 32..Server administration is not possible in DOS..


In Windows and DOS the command is "erase [filename]" and in Linux/UNIX it is "rm [filename]".


Linux, Windows, Mac, Dos, Unix. I threw an extra in for good measure.



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