Before Microsoft had Office, before it had Windows, it had an operating system called MS DOS. MS DOS was a command-line operating system, meaning you had to memorise a lot of commands and type them into the computer to get it to do things like show you a list of files. And for the past 36 years, every version of Windows still had a way for people to get to this MS DOS command prompt to find and manipulate files, for those needing to do things with their PCs in that old-school way. Until now.


The chat app Slack boasts more than four million daily active users, but I bet this guy is the only one using it from his Commodore 64. One software engineer has written a slack client for the old-school computer and he has made the code available on GitHub.


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If you're interested in a career in IT, programming skills will definitely come in handy. While there are many online resources out there that can teach you those skills, having extra reading material will help you better understand the concepts involved. Humble Bundle has just released an e-book deal for those interested in programming in the UNIX environment. There are e-books for beginners and advanced programmers. Here are the details.


Last week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral called "Code I'm Still Ashamed Of". In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer that landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular drug. He later found out the drug was known to worsen depression and at least one young woman committed suicide while taking it. He found out his sister was taking the drug and warned her off it.

Other programmers have since come out to share their own experiences.


The Raspberry Pi is a fantastically affordable computer, but when you add in the cost of a display, mouse, and keyboard, things get a little more expensive. Good thing you don't really need them. With VNC, you can access your Pi from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display that you always do, no rewiring required.