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Old 06-16-2003, 04:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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well im on XP Home but i really prefer FAT32 because of compatibility reasons (connecting to PC's with 98 on network)

IBM and Microsoft originally had an agreement that Microsoft would make a totally different Operating System, and IBM would make the computers. this is where the first and original Windows was made, it was designed to try and get rid of the DOS Black screen and make it a lot easier to use, but it required a computer in those days would be considered very powerful and expensive - Windows was supposed to be the ultimate operating system, and still be compatible with all the other DOS programs so it still had to run DOS underneath it and this followed right up to windows 98 until practically nobody used the old DOS programs.

DOS came first then windows skinned it and eventually replaced it

and IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM are all DOS based and are the first basic files that run Windows (up to 98) so therefore because their first basic files are DOS based the system has to be.

If anyone doesnt know what DOS is i cant believe you are here, but this is what it is
a black screen in which you have to type in commands to run programs, it has very limited colour and it's games are usually $}{!7house

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