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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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Feb 2013 13:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Because it's barely an OS, but in a good way.

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by ferrels on Wed 6th Feb 2013 13:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
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2006-08-15

Oh come on now....that's like saying Linux without X, Gnome or KDE running on top of it makes it "barely" an OS. FreeDOS is worlds ahead of the old MS-DOS we remember. There's nothing stopping anyone from running a decent GUI on top of FreeDOS.

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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Feb 2013 14:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I expect people on OSNews to know the basic functionality of modern OS'es and features available in Linux kernel(even without the init daemon)

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