MS-DOS Mobile for Windows phone

Amongst the swathe of unfunny April’s Fools jokes from corporations yesterday was a pretty detailed and humorous one (well at least for computer geeks like me) from Microsoft.

MS-DOS Mobile, a new app designed to bring the C:\ prompt to Windows phones.

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The blurb on Lumia Conversations about the release of this app brought a smile to my face.

Daniel Glass who led design on the project, 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.”

A lot of work has gone into this app, you can browse the directory structure, launch apps, play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors against Cortana and there’s even a camera app offering fantastic low resolution modes.

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Via Thurrot