The Windows dos box (command prompt) sucks in many ways in comparison to an xterm (and I'm not even including 'command' vs 'bash' here). But if you have emacs you can make it suck a little bit less. "M-x shell" gets you shell mode, and you can select text etc, and use emacs keybindings for editing your commands etc.
Get Internet Explorer 7 :-)
Having lacked IE on my home PC for a few weeks, and now got it back again, I came to ask myself -- can you do any serious web development on a Linux platform?
Microsoft up to one of their usual tricks...
First day at my new job today, and I'm having some issues returning to using Windows...