Microsoft launches MS-DOS for mobile (Sure, why not)

By Prasid Banerjee | Published 01 Apr 2015 12:22 IST
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  • The MS-DOS mobile is meant for Lumia users only. Read below to find out more.

Microsoft launches MS-DOS for mobile (Sure, why not)
Microsoft launches MS-DOS for mobile (Sure, why not)

Microsoft has just launched MS-DOS for mobile*. Yes, remember that black and white command prompt driven operating system that was a PC stalwart once upon a time? Microsoft just sent out a tweet through its Lumia twitter account, announcing that the OS has been designed exclusively for Lumia phones. The company has also put up a complete blog post on the Lumia Conversations blog, along with a video, explaining how the OS works.

 

 

While enthusiasts may have enjoyed tinkering with the OS, Microsoft also mentions that the MS-DOS Mobile preview is an essential download for Lumia phones. This may not sit well with many other Lumia users though, since MS-DOS is a step back from the current operating systems and their ecosystems.

Speaking about the OS, Daniel Glass, who led the design team for the OS, said, “Turning our back on graphics was hugely liberating. We’ve dropped the resolution, and in doing so re-discovered our roots.” Microsoft says that the OS will come pre-installed with certain applications and enthusiasts can also find out hidden functions if they put their minds to it. You can read Microsoft's entire post about going back to the black and white era here.

*Reeling over the absurdity of all of the above yet? Check today's date!

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