MS-DOS Turns 30, You are Older Than You Thought

MS-DOS, the good ol’ grey and black, turns 30-years-old today. Way back on July 27th, 1981, Microsoft purchased the rights to QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) from Seattle Computer Company and Microsoft Dirty Operating System was born. How much did it cost back then? Well, the rights were $25,ooo or, considering the prices of the day, the cost of about 31 mb. From these beginnings, MS-DOS went on to be Big Man on the Microsoft campus until Windows 3.0 came around and changed the computing world. MS-DOS has continued to hang around, however, but development stopped in 2000. In celebration of its birthday, I’m going to download some abandon-ware, boot up DOSBox and regress to childhood. C:>_ forever.

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