DOS (Disk Operating System) are simple text command operating systems that were popular from 1981 to 1995.
Windows is a range of graphical interface operating systems that are developed and sold by Microsoft.
DOS used a text based interface that required text and codes to operate
Windows uses graphics, images and text.
Text is used as the basic input system commands.
Uses a mouse for all operating system input.
DOS is unable to run multiple processes at the same time.
Windows is a multitasking operating system; allowing more than one process to work simultaneously.
The highest amount of storage size available is 2GB.
Window systems offer storage space up to 2 terabyte.
Demands on System Resources
Booting up system is DOS is less demanding on the CPU.
Booting up Windows is more demanding on the CPU.
Registry and Swap Files
DOS uses a directory system, where all the files are contained within a particular directory or a subdirectory.
Windows uses a different registry compared to DOS, making it difficult to manually delete programs. An excessive number of temporary files and file fragments can cause the system to slow down or crash.
More ideally used for prototyping, testing, and making automated systems.
Used worldwide as the most popular operating system.
DOS is free
Windows is costly
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