MS-DOS returns, this time in mobile!

MS-DOS returns, this time in mobile!
This one is another fun April Fool’s endeavor, but it is also something you can play around with too, as Microsoft not only brings MS-DOS back to life, but also has an emulator to use the good old fashioned C:\-prompt on your Windows Phone.

Who needs Live Tiles or Toast Notifications? Who needs notifications at all? Harken back the good old days of the black-and-white (or green-and-black for some of us) 13-inch monitors resting next to or atop a large box with a full 5.25-inch floppy drive and a 386Hz processor.

It’s all in good fun, but honestly, if you want to share in the humor, Microsoft has been quite accommodating, offering up MS-DOS Mobile emulator in the Windows Phone store. Check out the source link to get yours and enjoy. We messed around with it on one of our Lumia 1520s and it is a hoot, the ASCII camera is great.

source: Windows Phone MS-DOS



7. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Will I still have to reconfigure the soundblaster and IRQ settings to play Wofenstein 3D?

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Even though it's a downloadable app, it's an April Fool's joke from Microsoft.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I have dosbox on my phone already.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Reminds me of my first computer a 386SX 18Mhz. It had Windows 3.11 on it, which ran like a dog so I removed Windows and just ran with DOS. Installed Wolfenstein 3D and Prince of Persia, dialed up local BBS'. The simpler days! LOL

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

We had an 800 baud modem on our first computer. When we first started using my neighbor's bbs, he had some 1600 baud modems laying around, and let us use one. Start downloading a jpeg, and then go off and watch a movie.

1. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Terminal Launcher on Play Store, real thing

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That's wonderful for you then.

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