Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2016 23:23 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
OSNews, Generic OSes

From a great interview with JImm Hall, founder of FreeDOS:

Hall said there are three key categories of people who use FreeDOS: People looking to run classic DOS games, businesses that need to support legacy applications and developers building embedded systems.

FreeDOS is a great project. DOS is still in use all over the place, and having it still actively developed means it'll be around for years to come.

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Still a myth.
by westlake on Thu 14th Jul 2016 15:38 UTC
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The ready-to-run MSDOS/Windows system install has been the gold standard in the PC market since the eighties.

There are contractual barriers to selling bare bones or Linux PCs.

But with the desktop market in decline, the retailer goes with what sells and doesn't need a lot of hand-holding.

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