Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Jun 2009 17:22 UTC, submitted by Jim Hall
OSNews, Generic OSes MS-DOS is an old piece of work, a long line of operating systems dating back to the early '80s. First a stand-alone operating system, it would later work as a base for Windows, and starting with Windows 95, it became integrated with Windows and was no longer developed as a stand-alone operating system. To fill the gap the end of MS-DOS left behind, the FreeDOS project was started. Today, FreeDOS turned 15.
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Comment by Elv13
by Elv13 on Sun 28th Jun 2009 19:19 UTC
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I am always amaze to see how many time per years, even now, I see FreeDos. I repair a lot of computer to make some cash to pay for my study and I can say that almost 30% of manufacturer include FreeDos on their driver disk as a bootable system check & repair solution. Also many bootable tools available as boot floppy/CD come with it. Some great technician tools like the Ultimate Boot CD also run it. In the "windows technician land", FreeDos is everywhere but no body know it exist, that's sad.

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