Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 4th Sep 2006 03:44 UTC, submitted by Velcro_SP
OSNews, Generic OSes 12 years after the project was conceived, and after a long period in which it was useable though incomplete, FreeDOS has reached version 1.0. The ISO is downloadable at SourceForge. Versions with more extras should be available soon, as should a mail-order option.
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12 years!
by Coxy on Mon 4th Sep 2006 09:19 UTC
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2006-07-01

This is an example of why open source projects and free software in general isn't adopted on mass by businesses.

Who's going to wait 12 years to use something they could have straight away (when it was actually being used by people) just by paying MS some dosh.

12 years?!?

What's the point? Who's using dos now after 12 years? By the time they get to version 2 we'll have voice controlled computers like in Star Trek... there won't even be a keyboard to type the dumb commands with.

Edited 2006-09-04 09:20

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