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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Official FreeDOS 1.1 (in the works)
by Rugxulo on Wed 1st Jul 2009 03:59 UTC
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For the record, a lot of tedious packaging and other things have to be done before FreeDOS 1.1 is ready to be released, and a lack of manpower makes this slow as molasses. Anybody willing to help will be greatly appreciated!! (A lot of minor software has been updated since 2006's 1.0, but putting it all together is another story.)

P.S. FreeDOS kernel 2038 "stable" was released on June 11, 2009. (No COUNTRY.SYS support, though, except in older 2037 "unstable", but 2039 may hopefully fix that.)

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