Sometimes, you need the tool that's best suited to the job in hand. And for George R. R. Martin, that means using an archaic word processor—WordStar 4.0, running on DOS, no less—to write Game of Thrones. He explained why to Conan last night.
The Computer History Museum has released something rather special for you to download: the original DOS source code for the 1978 Apple II.
I'm so thankful I never used a computer in the 1980s because it looks mind-scrunchingly frustrating. I would probably hate technology because of it. So thank you to all the patient geniuses who took the time to use things like DOS for the rest of us. Even if today's tools existed back then, it would still be so much…
What if Google had launched in the 1980s and used a command line interface? Google BBS answers that question, letting you play with Google they way you might have during the Reagan administration.
If you hop to Canada, you can cop a PlayBook for a mere $200. But even discounted, is it worth it? If you install 30 year old software on it, sure! That's right. I'd rather have a PlayBook running DOS.
Anonymous, the group behind the Denial-of-Service attacks that hit Visa, HBGary Federal, and the Egyptian government, has once again set its sights on Iran, according to a recent statement.
While Apple is busy putting the iPad into Mac OS X, someone got busy putting DOS into the iPad: Apple-approved iDOS will get you a C:\> prompt. Why? Here are some reasons: PC Tetris. And Xenon 2. And Wing Commander. Updated
According to a Facebook executive, the target of today's DDOS attacks on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, YouTube and other social media sites was one pro-Georgian blogger going by the username of "Cyxym." No word as to who was behind the attack.
I just noticed that tons of commenters on our latest Pirate Bay trial update were saying that the site was down, and sure enough, others are reporting that the Bay is indeed under attack. Reuven at Sys-Con.tv is saying it's an orchestrated DDoS assault, and that the culprit may have hijacked a botnet to make it…
As a cushion, the DOS-inspired Dosugus from Art. Lebedev is definitely something I can see resting my geeky head on. But the most interesting thing about it is what is actually listed in the directories. Optimus.jpg, Trojan.exe, and "pron" to name a few. Is it just a joke or are they trying to say something here? You…