Difference between DOS and Windows

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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.

Sr. No.KeyDOSWindows
1DefinitionDOS stands for Disk Operating System.Windows stands for Windows, no specific form.
2Tasking NatureDOS is single tasking OS.Windows is multi-tasking OS.
3Power ConsumptionDOS consumes quite low power.Windows consumes high power.
4Memory consumptionDOS memory requirements are quite low.Windows memory requirements are quite high as compared to DOS.
5Networking supportDOS has no support for networking.Windows supports networking.
6UsageDOS is complex in usage. You need to remember commands to use DOS properly.Windows usages is user-friendly and is quite simple to use.
7User interfaceDOS is command line based OS.Windows is GUI based OS
8MultimediaMultimedia is not supported in DOS.Windows supports multimedia likes games, videos, audios etc.
9SpeedDOS command execution is faster than Windows.Windows operations are slower as compared to DOS.
10MultiwindowDOS supports single window at a time.Windows supports multiple window at a time.
Published on 27-Nov-2019 11:36:31