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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by chemical_scum on Sun 28th Jun 2009 22:18 UTC
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My wife is a touch typist who still lives in the era of Wordperfect for DOS. So to make WP 5.1 for DOS available to her on our Ubuntu system, I have installed WP on FreeDOS under DOSEMU.

She really likes to be able to use it full screen looking just the same as it was nearly 20 years ago on our first PC (not our first computer).

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