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 Drumhellar on Mon 23rd Oct 2017 06:46 UTC in reply to "RE: PC-MOS 386 vs FreeDOS"
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There are lots of single-purpose systems running legacy software on FreeDOS.

It's still very common in PoS systems, for example, even in major retail and restaurant chains (Or, perhaps especially in major retail and restaurant chains)

Legacy software doesn't just stop working because its old. And, yes, DOS has TCP/IP available for it. WatTCP is free. Trumpet is available commercially. It isn't free like WatTcp, but does support IPv6.

But, no, nobody is using it as a desktop OS.

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