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NewsForge: FreeDOS 1.0 Born After 12-Year Gestation

Sep 18, 2006, 18:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)


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"Nearly two months to the day after rumors circulated that the open source MS-DOS operating system project FreeDOS was 'dead,' version 1.0 has been released by its creator, Jim Hall. The free to download operating system comprises a variety of programs that are licensed mostly under the GNU GPL, though a small number are protected under other licenses. It is also available for purchase at Linux CD Mall for $6.95.

"FreeDOS is targeted at users of old DOS-based games, to run old software that only supports DOS, or as support for systems, such as cash registers, that feature an embedded DOS system..."

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