Microsoft launches MS-DOS Mobile

Microsoft launches MS-DOS Mobile, a new OS designed especially for Lumia smartphones.

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Microsoft is going back to where productivity started for millions of people, launching a beautifully simple OS.

The MS-DOS Mobile preview is an essential download. Whether you’re going back to BASIC, or simply booting into DOS for the first time, MS-DOS Mobile marks the next step in Microsoft’s reinvention of productivity.

The OS allows you to run a number of already installed applications, while the sleuths amongst you will delight in uncovering a few extra special features – all through the medium of the much-loved C:\ prompt.

To find out how, and to learn about the story behind it, watch our exclusive launch video

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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.”

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“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. “

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Designed to complement the heritage feel with a new-age operation, MS-DOS Mobile has been re-built from the ground up.

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