Linked by rohan_p on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:24 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes FreeDOS - the drop-in, open source replacement for MS-DOS - was started after Microsoft announced that starting from Windows 95, DOS would play a background role at best for users. Almost two decades later, FreeDOS has survived and, as its creator explains in the interview, is still being actively developed, despite achieving its initial aim of an MS-DOS compatible OS, which quite frankly is somewhat amazing.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 6th Feb 2013 12:20 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Maybe I should give it another go, because the last time I tried it it crashed on the first DOS program I tried and I also encountered a number of bugs with FreeDOS itself.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 7th Feb 2013 18:51 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Really? When did you last try it. I had our custom embedded system working on it ten years ago, working better on free dos than it did on the commercial dos clone it was written for. (I never convinced management to switch, though)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 7th Feb 2013 20:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It may have been last year or the year before, but I'm pretty sure it was version 1.x. I installed it in VirtualBox. Maybe it doesn't behave well in there.

Next time I'll try it on a real PC.

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