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 kaiwai on Mon 29th Jun 2009 04:11 UTC
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The unsung hero of the computer world. Its amazing to see the number of commercial applications I have seen by hardware vendors. From motherboard vendors offering firmware updates to big name computer vendors employing it for their restoration procedure.

I know I've been reliant on it in the past when rescuing computers from the brink of oblivion. Even with the availability of WinPE, it lacks the flexibility and the price tag (free!) to pull many away from FreeDOS.

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