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Is there some abstract term to describe the Win95/98/98SE/ME line of
operating systems?

Is there another term for the WinNT 3.51/4.00/2000/XP/2003 line of
operating systems?

TIA...
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    rdlebreton wrote:

    > Is there some abstract term to describe the Win95/98/98SE/ME line of
    > operating systems?

    FWIW, these OS's are typically referred to by some as
    the Win9X series.

    > Is there another term for the WinNT 3.51/4.00/2000/XP/2003 line of
    > operating systems?

    And these, as the Windows NT series.
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    Ghostrider wrote:
    >
    > rdlebreton wrote:
    >
    >> Is there some abstract term to describe the Win95/98/98SE/ME line of
    >> operating systems?
    >
    >
    > FWIW, these OS's are typically referred to by some as
    > the Win9X series.

    Depending on the context they are sometimes better
    categorized as the DOS-based versions of Windows.

    The actual underlying OS for all of those is really
    just MS-DOS.

    >
    >> Is there another term for the WinNT 3.51/4.00/2000/XP/2003 line of
    >> operating systems?
    >
    >
    > And these, as the Windows NT series.
    >
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    Rob Stow wrote:
    > Ghostrider wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> rdlebreton wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there some abstract term to describe the Win95/98/98SE/ME line of
    >>> operating systems?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> FWIW, these OS's are typically referred to by some as
    >> the Win9X series.
    >
    >
    > Depending on the context they are sometimes better
    > categorized as the DOS-based versions of Windows.
    >
    > The actual underlying OS for all of those is really
    > just MS-DOS.
    >

    Correct...Windows 9X is just a shell. But telling that
    to a Windows 9X user.
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