The Mac is Dead! Long Live the Wintel PC! was Apple ahead of schedule 3118
Originally, DOS was QDOS for Quick and Dirty Operating System. Just because they emphasized the word "Disk" when MS bought it does not mean it is not an OS.
Yes, they are all different OSs.
DOS interacted with the Input-Output system, central processing, as well as storage. The command prompt that is displayed on the screen comes from DOS. The commands typed into the keyboard did not go through the disk but from the hardware itself to DOS. DOS emphasized "disk" because at the time, from a user point of view, managing files was the primary function of the OS. But that, in no way, makes it any less of an OS.
The Mac is Dead! Long Live the Wintel PC! was Apple ahead of schedule 3119
Your opinion is meaningless. As someone else pointed out today, "Mac" and "Macintosh" are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Corp. Whatever they choose to...
DOS is not a disk format. DOS uses a program to apply a format to a disk.
The Mac is Dead! Long Live the Wintel PC! was Apple ahead of schedule 3121
Edwin I prefer not to make the same points twice in the same discussion. Wintel companies? I didn't realize there was a comglomerate corporation called "Wintel". Can you give...
Yes, disregard my previous statement. It really didn't fit in the context of the discussion.
That's the problem. The term is too arbitrary. It has evolved and should continue to evolve. The PC today is not the PC of 24 years ago when it had a very specific meaning but became very generic. The Mac today is not the Mac of 22 years ago. So the semantics has changed as the industry has evolved and drawing simplistic conclusions based on those terms doesn't make much sense to me.
Yeah, you're right. Sandman made an excellent point about trademarks. A Mac is an Apple trademark. It is a brand, not an architecture. So while it may or may not be correct to say that a Mac is now a PC, it is incorrect to say that the Mac is "dead". Yeah, think you're right about that.