The early internet was truly a technological frontier, ripe with amazing ideas and equally amazing malware. Now, pesky code that used to attack your plastic, beige internet box is safely stored in The Malware Museum. Best part? Admission is free.
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. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn—which is something you probably didn't realize existed…
Microsoft has dusted off the source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows—some of the most popular and widely used software of the 80s—making it freely available to download from the the Computer History Museum.
Garage Band, Pro Tools, Logic, sequencers on tablets and phones—anyone can create music these days with zero programming knowledge. But Diode Milliampere shows you how it was done with MS-DOS. Yes, that command line inputting, C-drive accessing MS-DOS from 30 years ago. It turned out pretty well!
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.
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…
Break out the beer, MS-DOS turns 30 today. On July 27, 1981, Microsoft purchased QDOS from Seattle Computer Products. It was kind of a good deal.