Celebrating 30 years of MS-DOS

On this day in 1981, Microsoft bought what was to become MS-DOS from Seattle Computer Products. What are your favorite MS-DOS memories?

MS-DOS commercial
Video screenshot by Crave UK

C:\happy-birthday.exe! MS-DOS, the cornerstone of Microsoft's software empire, is 30 years old today--so let's boot into the command line for a celebration of the OS with the mostest.

On this day in 1981, Microsoft bought what was to become MS-DOS from Seattle Computer Products. SCP has developed the system under the name QDOS. Everybody knows MS-DOS stands for Microsoft Disk Operating System, but that's actually a neat bit of corporate whitewashing from Bill Gates and co.--QDOS originally stood for Quick and Dirty Operating System.

Read more of " 30 years of MS-DOS, the quick and dirty foundation of the Microsoft empire " at Crave UK.

 

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