NewsForge: FreeDOS 1.0 Born After 12-Year Gestation

“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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