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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good stuff
by poundsmack on Mon 29th Jun 2009 17:50 UTC
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2005-07-13

congratulations on 15 years of development. To bad many of the projects that were actively developped have stopped like SEAL and Cude (Gui's. also is open GEM still being developed?), mpxplay (audio player), and a few others. Though I must say, I am anxiously awaiting the 1.1 version. If anyone has any experience in pascal I might be willing to resurect my attempts at creating a nice GUI for FreeDOS.

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RE: good stuff
by darknexus on Tue 30th Jun 2009 04:11 in reply to "good stuff"
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2008-07-15

More important than a GUI, is there a comprehensive TCP/IP solution for DOS yet? If it had that I'd be willing to get FreeDOS running again, so far though I've not found anything via google or freedos webpages that suggest networking is any easier than it was back in the days of DR-DOS unless it's a Netware network you're trying to connect to.

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RE[2]: good stuff
by Rugxulo on Wed 1st Jul 2009 03:51 in reply to "RE: good stuff"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

More important than a GUI, is there a comprehensive TCP/IP solution for DOS yet? If it had that I'd be willing to get FreeDOS running again, so far though I've not found anything via google or freedos webpages that suggest networking is any easier than it was back in the days of DR-DOS unless it's a Netware network you're trying to connect to.


I'm ignorant of all networking stuff, so all I can offer is two links:

http://www.bgnett.no/~giva/

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=Netwo...

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RE: good stuff
by Rugxulo on Wed 1st Jul 2009 03:54 in reply to "good stuff"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

congratulations on 15 years of development. To bad many of the projects that were actively developped have stopped like SEAL and Cude (Gui's. also is open GEM still being developed?), mpxplay (audio player), and a few others. Though I must say, I am anxiously awaiting the 1.1 version. If anyone has any experience in pascal I might be willing to resurect my attempts at creating a nice GUI for FreeDOS.


Cude == Qube?? (No idea.)

SEAL supposedly has been (barely) resurrected, but I'm not sure what will come of it, if anything.

Last I heard (a year ago??), a new OpenGem was ready to go, but Shane was too busy to release it.

Mpxplay ain't dead yet, 1.57 alfa 1 was just released last week. :-)

FreePascal for FreeDOS recently got fixed (since the borked 2.2.0 release), and various people use it at BTTR's Forum. (One guy prefers VPC, though!)

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