Linked by Uityyy on Sat 21st Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

The old PC-MOS was released under the GNU GPL this Summer. From Wikipedia:

PC-MOS/386 was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system produced by The Software Link (TSL), announced at COMDEX in November 1986 for February 1987 release.[1] PC-MOS/386, a successor to PC-MOS, can run many MS-DOS software titles on the host machine or a terminal connected to it. Unlike MS-DOS, PC-MOS/386 is optimized for the Intel 80386 processor; however early versions will run on any x86 computer.

The GitHub project includes a 1.44MB disk image for the latest version that will work under VirtualBox, but does not include older versions of the operating system from before it required an 80386+. The system won't work properly if you set a modern date at the boot up prompt.

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RE[2]: PC-MOS 386 vs FreeDOS
by Andre on Mon 23rd Oct 2017 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE: PC-MOS 386 vs FreeDOS"
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I haven't used DOS in decades, but network support is not that complicated. Just load a packet driver for your network card. No serial port required, just a network card which has a driver. That might be tricky for recent hardware... but for some older PCI cards, even some released way in the Windows era, there are packet drivers, such as the Davicom 9102 (not 100% sure about the number, at least it was a Davicom chipset)

Regarding multi tasking, I recall DR-DOS 6.0 came with some task switching software.

FreeDOS has long file name support. Provided the application has support, this will work.

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