Microsoft Releases MS-DOS for Smartphones [Video]

Microsoft Releases MS-DOS for Smartphones [Video]

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Microsoft has decided to return to 'where productivity started for millions of people' and release MS-DOS Mobile, a new operating system designed for smartphones.

All the productivity you’ve come to expect from Microsoft in the simplest OS yet.

As you might have guessed, this an April Fools stunt; however, it's so elaborate that the app is in fact real and can be downloaded.

The Verge gave it a whirl and had this to say, "Just like the real MS-DOS, you navigate around by typing in DIR to list available apps and using the CD command to enter into directories. I must admit, it’s rather fun and nostalgic. If you manage to navigate to the programs folder there’s a camera.exe app that will let you take an ASCII or CGA selfie. There’s even a Rock Paper Scissors game that reminds you of the good old days of Sound Blaster sound cards and CGA, EGA, and VGA display settings with the help of Cortana. It’s all incredibly nerdy, which is probably why I begrudgingly love it. Just type WIN at any point and sit back and marvel at Windows 3.1."

Command to Try:
● COLOR: alter the MS-DOS appearance with a variety of colors
● DATE: display the date in case you forgot it’s April Fools’ Day
● VER: shows the current MS-DOS version
● FORMAT: use format c: and Cortana will save the day
● WIN: launch Windows 3.1
● A: type A: to try and access a floppy disk
● HELP: discover all the commands

If you've got a Windows Phone, give it a try and let us know what you think!


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Johnny Mckinney - June 25, 2015 at 7:43am
Android is better than Windows 8 and to top it all, i am using iDROID USA a new name in the brand industry. My smartphone so far hasn't bothered me and runs smoothly like a dream.
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - April 2, 2015 at 3:56am
Maybe Microsoft will steal their next idea from Apple like they did the first time around. At least they'd come out with a halfway decent product again.
PHUKAI - April 2, 2015 at 10:23am
This new products would be half decent if it came with older windows. The new one reverts back to the very first version with different layout.
Luis alcazar - April 2, 2015 at 3:09am
Para que sirve esta basura... Para jugar Doom?
Kurt - April 2, 2015 at 12:50am
I call BS. April Fools
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