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[5]: PC-MOS 386 vs FreeDOS
by ssokolow on Wed 25th Oct 2017 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: PC-MOS 386 vs FreeDOS"
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Fair enough. I've had a history of being lucky about receiving secondhand hardware that jumped on the PCI bandwagon early, so that's probably skewed my perception of what's out there.

As for the NICs, If I'm remembering my specs correctly, the reason you didn't see 100MBit ISA NICs was because the ISA bus itself was limited to quite a bit less than 100MBit. (Which would be a secondary reason the machines weren't capable of pumping data fast enough as you said.)

Edited 2017-10-25 21:34 UTC

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