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Microsoft BRING BACK DOS ! [Apr. 1st, 2008|10:05 pm]
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PC World Bring Back DOS..

Save DOS: The Ultimate Antidote to Vista's Bloat

Tired of sluggish, overblown operating systems? With SaveDOS.com, PC World proclaims that it's time to return to the command line.

PC World Staff

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:01 AM PDT

The growing demand among consumers and business professionals for a leaner, meaner OS has made one thing clear to PC World: It's time to bring back DOS.

Yes, DOS--the operating system that hit the market with the first IBM PC in 1981, and powered the majority of the world's personal computers until the current fad for Windows began in the 1990s.

To deny the world's computer users access to DOS is to deny them a familiar, powerful, and affordable operating system. But that's precisely what Microsoft did when it discontinued sales of MS-DOS on November 1, 2001--foisting Windows onto corporate and home users alike, whether they wanted it or not. It isn't too late to right that wrong.

We hereby urge Microsoft to reinstate sales and support of DOS 6.22 immediately. The site for our Save DOS campaign, live at SaveDOS.com, includes a slide show of great moments in DOS history, video coverage of the DOS resurgence, a history of DOS's accomplishments to date, and a community for DOS disciples to share their opinions, memories, and most-loved batch files with one another.

Wikipedia on April 1st. 2008 (link)..

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