Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 21:46 UTC, submitted by mpxlbs
OSNews, Generic OSes No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - we have actually have not one, but two news items on hobby/small operating systems on the same day! You thought the day would never come again, but hey, here we are. You're welcome. Now, what are we talking about? FreeDOS - a test release has been, uh, released for FreeDOS 1.1.
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Free DOS!!!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 6th Jul 2011 01:02 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I love free dos. It was unfortunate that I failed to convince my superiors to use it instead of the commercial Data light ROM DOS. It was so so better. But they had already paid for Data light. I think I was just a couple of years late. But, I always maintained a version of our product on Free DOS to use whenever we ran into a data light bug. That was a real help.

I also used it to replace parts of win 98. Their command.com was much better, supporting history and autocomplete.

Now? I have to admit I have no real * practical* use.. other than the grid 286 laptop I have for running ancient games on. Its the one platform I have that's incapable of a linux install.

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