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Command Line, GUI, What’s the Difference?

The first computer I ever had was some 90’s beige, enormous hand-me-down from my dad. He gave it to me when I was about eight or nine and told me “no online stores, no chat rooms, have fun!” It ran Windows XP and had Internet access, though at this point I had no clue what an operating system or network was. Still, my brothers installed Kazaa for me and I learned how to download music (not understanding the DRM issues)!

One day, my dad decided to show me a “cool” program on XP. He opened cmd and said, “Here. This is DOS. This is what your computer runs on.”

Windows NT systems actually don’t run on DOS, but Dad was keeping it simple!

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