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RE: Windows XP Caution

From: Ben Canning <bencan@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 08:59:29 -0800
Message-ID: <60A2A60977EC0744BF7A9FEC4417261D019747D0@RED-MSG-14.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spinsol.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Yes, that's correct. You can load a 'DOS' prompt inside Windows XP, but
it isn't really the same code as the old DOS and it is running as a
sub-process inside the OS (just like Excel, Paint, etc.) instead of the
OS running on top of DOS. It makes a fundamental difference in terms of
the stability and scalability of the operating system.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@spinsol.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 5:31 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Windows XP Caution

> probrams\accessories\command prompt
> displays:
> c:\xxxxxx\xxxxxxx\
> which is whatever your default folder is for this and you can do:
> dir
> and get a listing and I can run all kinds of things.  I can even go to
> pure dos and I can even load their dos.  What is this no dos?

It is DOS. It isn't however Windows.
Win3.1 and lower, Win9x and WinME run on top of DOS. The OS is a program
running in DOS.
WinNT (including NT5 which for some reason is called Windows2000) and XP
don't run on top of DOS.
Received on Friday, 22 March 2002 12:00:31 UTC

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