Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Jun 2009 17:22 UTC, submitted by Jim Hall
OSNews, Generic OSes MS-DOS is an old piece of work, a long line of operating systems dating back to the early '80s. First a stand-alone operating system, it would later work as a base for Windows, and starting with Windows 95, it became integrated with Windows and was no longer developed as a stand-alone operating system. To fill the gap the end of MS-DOS left behind, the FreeDOS project was started. Today, FreeDOS turned 15.
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Happy birthday!
by wawrzyn on Sun 28th Jun 2009 18:39 UTC
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2009-03-24

It's a nice age, so happy birthday. We should only remember that they've spent a lot of time (years) developing this product. And they succeeded. As I remember, it was almost sure some year ago, that the project could be abandoned. But it was not. And that's great.

I'm using FreeDOS for games on my older PCs. It works very good. To be honest, it's also a very good replacement not only for older PCs, but also for some dedicated industrial systems, on which we cannot (or maybe rather don't want) use MS-DOS.

But FreeDOS is rather a hobby operating system for me today. I wonder if someone is using it in his daily work?

Anyway, 15 is... a good result for such project! Congrats to the Father of FreeDOS!!!

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