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Relax with some Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 ASMR

Ms Dos Asmr
Ms Dos Asmr (Image credit: Ephemeral Rift)

ASMR is one of the most unlikely YouTube trends in recent years, but we're all for it. ASMR stands for "autonomous sensory meridian response," and is a sort of relaxing, almost uncanny paresthesia sensation often typified by tingling along the scalp, neck, or spine. The ASMR YouTube subgenre spawned a huge range of relaxing videos hunting down various types of "trigger" actions, from waving hands, to different types of sounds, or even just simple whispering.

What type of ASMR would Microsoft fans enjoy, though? Perhaps ASMRtist Ephemeral Rift has the answer.

In his latest video, Ephemeral Rift takes us on a nostalgic tour through a Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 User's Guide, which dropped all the way back in 1991. MS-DOS 5.0 brought us support for 3.5-inch, 2.88MB floppy disks, as well as a full-screen text editor, and an improved MS-DOS Shell GUI. Wild.

Best enjoyed with headphones, Ephemeral Rift's soothing Microsoft-flavored whisperings is ideal background music for a quiet lunch break, short nap, or evening wind-down. It's perhaps not ideal to listen while operating heavy machinery or driving, though, as you might doze off.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some ASMR-induced procrastinating to do.

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

  • That "relaxing" tone of voice sounds like someone is about to kill you and chop up your body into pieces. With that said, MS-DOS 5.0 does bring back some memories!
  • well hey there's nothing more relaxing than being dead i guess
  • 6.22 was the last productive version
  • You do know that the MS in MS-DOS stands for Microsoft right?
  • yeah but i wanted the keyword in there for google lmao. plus, it says microsoft MS DOS on the manual itself, so tell Microsoft :P
  • I laughed at this when I realized that it was real. I laughed even harder when I saw that it was an hour long.