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Chapter 2. The Design and Architecture o... > Windows 2000 Versus DOS, Windows 3.x...

Windows 2000 Versus DOS, Windows 3.x, and Windows 9x

Although some Windows 2000 Professional users will be making a lateral (detractors would say downward) move from UNIX or OS/2, most newcomers will be migrating upward from one DOS/Windows platform or another. When we say DOS/Windows, we mean typically DOS 5 or DOS 6 and Windows 3.1, but we could also mean Windows 9x. Even though you don't exit to DOS when you quit a Windows 9x session, it's still there.

The following sections compare Windows 2000 to DOS/Windows setups and briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of NT over its predecessors. Subsequently, we discuss other operating systems such as OS/2 and UNIX.


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