Microsoft launches DOS-based OS for Lumia phones

New Delhi: Microsoft has launched a revolutionary new OS for their Lumia smartphone line, the MS-DOS Mobile.MS-DOS Mobile goes back to the basics. The user type commands to the prompt to access files and folders.
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India TV News Desk 01 Apr 2015, 03:18 PM IST

New Delhi: Microsoft has launched a revolutionary new OS for their Lumia smartphone line, the MS-DOS Mobile.

MS-DOS Mobile goes back to the basics. The user type commands to the prompt to access files and folders. The main apps are located in C:PROGRAMSPHONE. You can access that by typing these commands:

cd programs
cd phone
dir

For example, typing camera.exe in the next line launches the camera. The camera has three modes: ASCII, B&W, and CGA. You can also switch between the front and rear camera.

Lead Designer Daniel Glass said, "Turning our back on graphics was hugely liberating. We've dropped the resolution, and in doing so re-discovered our roots. The inspiration for the graphical design is Courier New meets film noir.”

The 'internet.exe' command in the same folder opens up Internet Explorer.

Tom Messett, from marketing team at Microsoft Lumia in one of his statements said, “MS-DOS Mobile allows us to look proudly back, while at the same time moving us defiantly forwards. It's simple, effective productivity re-imagined through the medium of DOS.”

You're definitely not going to be using this as a replacement for Windows Phone, but it's worth downloading for a few minutes of fun.

 
 
 

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