DOS

  • Is HTML5 the new Windows? Crunch Network

    Is HTML5 the new Windows?

    If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud create enough of an advantage over the common desktop environment to cause a similar shift? There are many parallels between the arrival of cloud-based apps and the arrival of Windows 30 years ago. Read More

  • iDOS brings your favorite DOS games to iOS [Update: Pulled!]

    If it were December, I’d call this a Christmas miracle. As it’s October, we’re just going to have to pretend that “Halloween Miracles” are a thing. IT’S A HALLOWEEN MIRACLE! A few hours ago, something awesome managed to find its way into the App Store. Something which I never imagined Apple would approve. No, not another baby shaking app. Something wonderful… Read More

  • Good Old Games porting and selling awesome old DOS games


    Oh hell yes. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. While sites like Abandonia and Home of the Underdogs have been incredibly good to my addiction to old-school DOS and Windows games, but more often than not it takes a lot of emulator tweaking, unofficial patching, and even command line magic to make those old things work. And along comes Good Old Games, my new lord and… Read More

  • Old 486 desktop + ingenuity = dedicated NES emulator


    Here’s something I didn’t cover in my Emulation Orientation a few weeks back, though I did mention NESticle. A couple guys have decided the most noble job for a venerable 486 is to run the venerable NES emulator full time, complete with controller ports. Find out how they did it here (good luck with doing it yourself). Of course, there are much, much easier ways to go about this. Read More