Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC, submitted by Jett
OSNews, Generic OSes We're looking at two alternative operating systems hitting updates. MenuetOS, the operating system written entirely in assembly, hit version 0.98.27. Meanwhile, FreeDOS 1.1 has hit final.
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R.I.P. Pat Villani (DOS-C kernel author)
by Rugxulo on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 22:03 UTC
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P.S. Since OS News (and others) never mentioned it, I guess now would be a good time to publicly mourn the passing of Pat Villani, the original author of the DOS-C kernel used by FreeDOS. He was head of the project, even recently, from 2009-11 until he got sick and never recovered. :-( Without his hard work, there literally would be no FreeDOS kernel (also used by DOSEMU). I know he's no Steve Jobs or Dennis Ritchie, but he still impacted a lot of us in a good way. The FreeDOS 1.1 release is dedicated to him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Villani
(thanks to Matthias Paul for defending and expanding that article)

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