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what is under windows or linux ?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by omr_a, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. omr_a

    omr_a New Member


    As I understand the windows or linux os is an interface which relates the user with the shell(Dos,bash...etc) which in turn communicate with the computer HW-through other layers of lower level- to perform the operations..is that right ?

    then whats under windows is DOS ? I mean if I bought a computer with no OS I will found DOS ? and what about cmd.exe, is it DOS or some other shell ?

    I know that GNU Linux works with a bash shell right ? so if installed Linux on a computer the bash shell will replace the DOS ?

    sorry for my long topic I just want tounderstand this issue simply

    thank you
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Windows 3.1 had DOS as a base but the recent windows does not have DOS as a OS anyway and cmd.exe is just a utility tool
  3. omr_a

    omr_a New Member

    so the black screen which I can enter commands in it at the system startup is what ?
  4. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Are you saying the BIOS part because I do not see any option to enter commands
  5. omr_a

    omr_a New Member

    Yeaaaah sorry I was confused

    that black screen actually appears when a start-up disk is loaded, you are right after BIOS nothing happens it fails to boot

    ok now the cmd.exe is a tool for what ?
  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Executing DOS commands and also writing batch scripts and executing them.
    RRT2010 likes this.
  7. omr_a

    omr_a New Member

    Thanks alot for your HELP
  8. page1web

    page1web New Member

    Linux is more secure then Windows. Most of big organizations prefer to use Linux due to security reasons.
  9. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    The pleasure is all mine.
  10. mialuzzatto

    mialuzzatto New Member

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