This question about the command-interpreter on Windows, called DOS-prompt lead to some discussion in the comments. Most of it has been deleted by @DMA57361 ♦. In another discussions, I've seen a system warning, that one should move his arguments to chat (where they are clearly lost after a few days), which might be appropriate after a lot of comments. Here, I didn't receive such a warning, and the statement 'Please keep it civil' indicates, imho wrongly, that comments were insulting.
Moderators should accept dispute, if a topic is disputed, to a wider extend. Or shall I start a new answer in the thread, while the original question didn't raise this issue; it was only introduced by the wrong answer.
Please note, that this question, while obviously wrong as every expert will admit, has a summarized upvote of 18, the moment I write this.
Please note too, that the popular error, to confuse DOS with an interactive command interpreter is reflected in many wrongly tagged questions. I estimate 50% of the DOS- and MS-DOS-flagged Questions are flagged the wrong way.
I don't think it is a taboo to make a distinction between OS and interface, or is this the sacrosanct battlefield between Linux and DOS/Windows?
Imho, we should have a clear, professional usage of the nomenclature for the things we talk about and cut off bad habits, without sentiment.
According to Jeffs advice, which I'm not happy with, I wrote an answer on Superuser.
Feel free to vote it
down up. :)