Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 21:46 UTC, submitted by mpxlbs
OSNews, Generic OSes No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - we have actually have not one, but two news items on hobby/small operating systems on the same day! You thought the day would never come again, but hey, here we are. You're welcome. Now, what are we talking about? FreeDOS - a test release has been, uh, released for FreeDOS 1.1.
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It's still handy
by Bringbackanonposting on Wed 6th Jul 2011 03:08 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
Member since:
2005-11-16

Used FreeDOS the other day to update a PCI card Bios. Was hoping USB storage support was there so I didn't have to master a CD with the BIOS file.

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RE: It's still handy
by Dr.Mabuse on Wed 6th Jul 2011 03:49 in reply to "It's still handy"
Dr.Mabuse Member since:
2009-05-19

Yes, it's a very handy OS to have around. It's amazing how many products still have a DOS based tool to update firmware, so I'm glad to hear this product is still supported/developed.

Edited 2011-07-06 03:50 UTC

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RE: It's still handy
by MacTO on Wed 6th Jul 2011 04:24 in reply to "It's still handy"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

I have managed to install FreeDOS 1.0 from a USB drive, though my recollection of the process is incomplete because it was so convoluted. It may also depend upon your computer's BIOS, since it seems as though every BIOS vendor has a different way of managing booting from USB drives.

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