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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RE[2]: Free DOS!!!
by Rugxulo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Free DOS!!!"
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The main problem though is getting software onto it. Most of the good applications were commercial back then, and almost everything was distributed on 3.5" or 5.25" floppy diskette. Well, maybe when I get adventuresome again.

If you have a suitable network card and packet driver, you can try various tools, e.g. mTCP:

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