I’ve really enjoyed testing Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system: MS-DOS Mobile. It runs incredibly quickly on my Lumia 1520, once the boot sequence is finished. Typing commands is quick, v1.0 even supports a swipe keyboard which is something Apple didn’t get until iOS 8.
The camera app — C:\Camera of course — offers ASCII, B&W or
VGA CGA Colour! I tested the ASCII mode with a shot of The Warehouse Sylvia Park store front. Amazing resolution for a mobile device!
Sadly Autodesk’s app support for MS-DOS Mobile (none) almost matches their Windows Phone app portfolio!
Today (31-3-2015) Microsoft launch MS-DOS Mobile, a new OS designed especially for Lumia smartphones.
Microsoft are going back to where productivity started for millions of people, launching a beautifully simple OS.
The MS-DOS Mobile preview is an essential download for those who remember life before Windows, those who want to go back to BASIC, or even those looking to boot into DOS for the first time.
MS-DOS Mobile is available for download today http://lumia.ms/msdosmobile
Footage courtesy of the Microsoft Archives.
UPDATE 04/3/2015: Got the camera resolution wrong, it is CGA!