There’s a £154K Reward if You Can You Prove Microsoft Copied the MS-DOS Source Code

For many a year rumours have circulated that Microsoft did not create the source code for MS-DOS from scratch, and some say that the code was copied from the CP/M operating system. These rumours have been put to rest many times, but you could receive $200,000 (£154,141) if you can somehow prove MS-DOS ripped off CP/M. Read More >>

2,400 MS-DOS Games are Now Free Online (Some of Them are Porn)

The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics from your youth. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn — which is something you probably didn't realise existed on MS-DOS. Read More >>

You Can Now Download the Original Source Code for MS-DOS for Free

Microsoft has dusted off the source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows, making it freely available to download from the the Computer History Museum. Read More >>

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This Guy Made Electronica Music Using MS-DOS

Because anyone can create music with access to a laptop these days, Diode Milliampere decided to up the ante and make it harder for himself by making a song using MS-DOS. Yes, that command line inputting, C-drive accessing MS-DOS from 30 years ago. It turned out alright! Read More >>

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Bill Gates and Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Back in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM, but in a deal that saw them retain entire control of the software. To mark the occasion, the pair were photographed amid a sea of contemporary computers—and now they've recreated the image. Read More >>

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An Incredibly Trippy Ode to MS-DOS

If you are nostalgic for your command-prompting days of yore, take a look at retro-synth all-star Com Truise's video collaboration with designer Myk Dawg. The video for Terminal, off his 2011 full record Galactic Melt, is a whirlwind of ascii art, configuration prompts, and text adventures; the bread and butter of early '90s personal computing. And the music ain't bad either! [YouTube via The Verge] Read More >>