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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Real DOS / Real hardware / VT-x
by kurkosdr on Thu 7th Jul 2011 14:35 UTC
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2011-04-11

The main problem with real DOS operating systems like FreeDOS/ZDOS is that running them on a modern laptop (or even desktop) can be pretty messy. Not as messy as MS-DOS but still, no way to use the keyboard volume buttons, view the battery level, view your instant message alerts etc.

The problem about getting an old PC and fitting it with Win9x is that you 'll have a 15 year old box (filled with someone else's crud) in your bedroom, taking as much space as a modern desktop pc but being used only when you feel nostalgic. Plus, I don't expect those 15 year old capacitors to have much life left in them.

As another member said, the only real solution is to run DOS games in modern OSes using VT-x etc (since V86 is no more). Which software should i use? (soundblaster emulation a must). Preferably for Windows 7 or Mac OS X.

I would try QEMU, but i couldn't find the download link for the Windows 7 or OS X versions.

Edited 2011-07-07 14:42 UTC

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