MS-DOS Mobile isn't just a joke: Happy 40th

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MS-DOS Mobile isn't just a joke: Happy 40th

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For those who eagerly watch the April Fool's (04/01) videos put out each year on the Web, this year included a real joke: MS-DOS Mobile.

I generally run free software (and am a long-time Apple enthusiast), but I couldn't miss this one once I discovered the app truly existed. I pulled out a spare Lumia and ran it.

However, do not be expecting Pocket DOS or anything of the sort; this one is simply for fun. Inside are very limited, basic commands, similar to what you'd see in JJOS on Symbian, and it is basically just meant to celebrate Microsoft's 40th birthday and share the app "cake".

As a bit of a starter guide to what the app can do, "help" shows what commands are recognized (a mere 16), "win" opens a 3.1-like simulation with links to Modern apps, and a game (rps.exe) is inside games\rps. And as an extra "easter egg", typing A: will make the phone vibrate flat similar to a floppy read session and print a mock error. The link to Modern Calendar permanently is set to April 1, and there are several sound bytes and other tidbits that are also inside there to find (which I am not going to disclose here; that would spoil the surprise!)

In short, it is rad nostalgia -- download a copy if you have time; it's worth it for the interested!

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next time provide a download link : http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store ... d2dc0b6b26
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I apologize about the oversight; thank you for providing the link. :)

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Meanwhile anyone has a conception of a phone with real command-line (sh or cmd like) user interface?

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yksoft1 wrote:Meanwhile anyone has a conception of a phone with real command-line (sh or cmd like) user interface?
Ubuntu for phones (Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu Phone or whatever it's called now) has terminal with bash, and you can use strictly linux commands on it. There is also older Maemo or something with similar name, thing.

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Matriks404 wrote:
yksoft1 wrote:Meanwhile anyone has a conception of a phone with real command-line (sh or cmd like) user interface?
Ubuntu for phones (Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu Phone or whatever it's called now) has terminal with bash, and you can use strictly linux commands on it. There is also older Maemo or something with similar name, thing.
I mean that this phone does not feature any GUI and optimized for CLI.

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Wow! I was thinking that it was true

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