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Wow, you really are being a jerk. But since you want to be technical, he is quite right. It is a computer operating system.dosraider wrote:Win 3.x is a GUI for dos....NOT an OS !!!GameMaster.EXE wrote:I'm using a 486. 386 was the standard for Windows 3.1..............
Delete your dos and win 3.x won't even run.
Operating Systems allow an interface between the user and the computer hardware. Even though Windows 3.1 was built on Dos, it allows the computer to function, and the user to make it do so. It is quite possible to have an OS on another OS.
?? They changed the name from 586 or 80586 to Pentium because of copyright issues.GameMaster.EXE wrote:GameMaster.EXE wrote:80586?!?486 player wrote:586 was the 1st Pentium generation.
Hey! nobody told me they a 586
"1st Pentium Generation?" I think 486 player is talking about 8586
For the record I'm putting a Cyrix 686 (equivelant to a PII) in my next DOS build.
I knew it! I always said a 586 is like a pentium, but no they didn't listen... I pity the fools.
Yes you can have an OS on a OS, BUT win3.11 isn't a OS , never was and never will be.Kazer0 wrote: Operating Systems allow an interface between the user and the computer hardware. Even though Windows 3.1 was built on Dos, it allows the computer to function, and the user to make it do so. It is quite possible to have an OS on another OS.
A OS is an operating system, win 3.11 is a graphical user interface.
take away io.sys, msdos.sys, himem.sys, emm386.exe,mscdex.exe or any needed file (msdos/drsos/pcdos/freedos or whatever win3.11 can run on) and you can trow your pc in the trashcan.
win3.11 isn't able on his OWN to run on ANY pc.
It is an interface, shipped with some improved sysfiles,who remplace the originals,nothing more and nothing less, a interface.
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