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MS DOS for Mobile

MS DOS in Windows Phone

It was last year on the same day (April 1) I recalled about a session I delivered many years back in 2000. It was the announcement of MSDOS.NET. After 15 years the marketing powers in Microsoft have used the idea to release a spoof app for Windows Phone that emulates MS DOS. Seeing the announcement video  it was clearly an April fools joke, which it was, but Microsoft surprised everyone by releasing an actual app in Windows Phone store that works.

MS DOS in Windows Phone

MS DOS in Windows Phone

The screenshots seen here are what I took in a Lumia 630 running Windows 10 build. What was more unexpected was the ability to type “Win” in command prompt and be greeted by a Windows 3.1 Program Manager folder view, tapping on the Internet icon even producing the familiar Modem tone.

Windows 3.1 for Windows Phone

Windows 3.1 for Windows Phone

Win 3.1 Program Manager for Windows Phone

Win 3.1 Program Manager for Windows Phone

Nostalgic!!!