DOS and Windows both are operating systems. DOS is a single tasking, single user and is CLI based OS whereas Windows is a multitasking, multiuser and GUI based OS.
Following are the important differences between DOS and Windows.
|1||Definition||DOS stands for Disk Operating System.||Windows stands for Windows, no specific form.|
|2||Tasking Nature||DOS is single tasking OS.||Windows is multi-tasking OS.|
|3||Power Consumption||DOS consumes quite low power.||Windows consumes high power.|
|4||Memory consumption||DOS memory requirements are quite low.||Windows memory requirements are quite high as compared to DOS.|
|5||Networking support||DOS has no support for networking.||Windows supports networking.|
|6||Usage||DOS is complex in usage. You need to remember commands to use DOS properly.||Windows usages is user-friendly and is quite simple to use.|
|7||User interface||DOS is command line based OS.||Windows is GUI based OS|
|8||Multimedia||Multimedia is not supported in DOS.||Windows supports multimedia likes games, videos, audios etc.|
|9||Speed||DOS command execution is faster than Windows.||Windows operations are slower as compared to DOS.|
|10||Multiwindow||DOS supports single window at a time.||Windows supports multiple window at a time.|