Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th May 2006 18:11 UTC, submitted by danq
OSNews, Generic OSes GNU/DOS 2006 SR1 was released today. It features various minor updates and bug fixes. Also, due to popular demand, the installation CD is now bootable. Download it here. GNU/DOS is a distribution of FreeDOS with various packages included, such as the OpenGEM GUI, a webbrowser and email client, the VIM editor, and much more.
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RE[3]: Cool
by Abdullah on Tue 9th May 2006 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool"
Abdullah
Member since:
2005-07-06

How come there are USB drivers for DOS but no 3rd party USB drivers for Windows 95? Microsoft doesn't make them available for old versions of 95, AFAIK...

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RE[4]: Cool
by JacobMunoz on Wed 10th May 2006 04:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool"
JacobMunoz Member since:
2006-03-17

Sadly, I believe you've answered your own question: Microsoft.

They simply don't want people to continue using Win95 - they don't make money on it anymore.

DOS, on the other hand, is a system that was around for so long that outside developers created and continued the DOS system in forms like this GNUDOS and FreeDOS (I also remember PTSDOS, MultiuserDOS?, and some other DOS incarnations). Because there is an open community around it, individual developers have continued these projects out of their own time, resources, and love (I love DOS).

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