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Old 11-21-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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what are the difference between linux and dos?


what are the difference between linux and dos?
please tell me.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:19 AM   #2
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You should really ask what are the similarities apart from the fact that both are OS's

I just looked at you posting history. Do you ever intend to make more than the initial post to a thread you start?
 
Old 11-21-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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Linux is based on Unix and DOS isn't. We seem to be having a spate of these....
 
Old 11-21-2008, 08:57 AM   #4
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Linux is based on Unix and DOS isn't. We seem to be having a spate of these....
linuxquestions.org = indian google :P
 
Old 11-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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what are the difference between linux and dos?
please tell me.
In short, Linux and DOS have nothing in common.
Check en.wikipedia.org for articles about both of them.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 09:09 AM   #6
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And to make it more funny there once Pcdos , Qdos , Msdos
 
Old 11-21-2008, 09:29 AM   #7
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And to make it more funny there once Pcdos , Qdos , Msdos
... and freedos
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:03 AM   #8
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I just looked at you posting history. Do you ever intend to make more than the initial post to a thread you start?
Ditto.....

kamal;
You have a perfect record of posting a random question and never responding with follow-up. I strongly suggest that you stop this---otherwise we might conclude you are just trolling us.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:07 AM   #9
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what are the difference between linux and dos?
please tell me.
This is an easy one!!!

Get the source code for dos and put it in a file named "dos".
Linux source code---->"linux"

Open a terminal and run "cmp -b dos linux"

You can also do this with the binaries:
"cmp -b dos linux|hexdump -C"
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:10 AM   #10
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Linux is based on Unix and DOS isn't. We seem to be having a spate of these....
Actually, wasn't there some heritage from Unix to DOS? Unix came first, so it would be hard to write DOS without peeking.....
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:44 AM   #11
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amazing what you can find with Google by searching for 'DOS vs Linux'
 
Old 11-21-2008, 12:19 PM   #12
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You have a perfect record of posting a random question and never responding with follow-up. I strongly suggest that you stop this---otherwise we might conclude you are just trolling us.
You could have added that most people would judge that there is hardly a good question amongst them. This one doesn't have much of an answer, except that they are different.

There are some that should be obvious to anyone who knows anything about the background
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how we can install the software in redhat?
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i am trying to install the ms office2007 in linux
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how we can switch between windows and linux?
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what is the rpm command?
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what are the difference between linux and dos?
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what is the similarity between linux commands and dos commands?
{those last two are indeed two threads, though they sound similar}).

And there is
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how we can change startup screen in linux?
It should be possible to google for this, although you'd have to know the right words, and that is probably easier to forgive.

Then there is
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help me for this problem when i forget my fedora root password in linux?
At best, this is inept, although, I guess you can argue that most people have phases of ineptitude amongst the good stuff. (If anyone actually wants to point out the good stuff, in this case...)
 
Old 11-21-2008, 01:23 PM   #13
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http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/ is both awesome, genuine and useful. And I am well aware that both does not mean three things.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #14
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In this case, we need http://allow_me_to_tie_your_shoelaces_for_you.com

I will get started on this as soon as I finish my chores.....
 
Old 11-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #15
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Bah. Mine was a real page, yours wasn't. I want my click back.
 
  


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