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FreeDOS

My workstation OS: FreeDOS

In battles over operating system superiority, emotions run high. Capabilities are assembled like armies and run out on discussion boards to face the flames. So let me say this now: your operating system is probably better than mine. Most modern operating systems are better than FreeDOS when considered by any objective criteria. FreeDOS doesn't multitask, doesn't surf the Internet easily, isn't great for multimedia productions, and doesn't even do Windows. But I love it anyway.

E/OS LX Desktop

Free windows clon for MS-DOS, based on Linux, Wine and Freedos, for run all windows programs, and same linux programs. Aviable the version 0.21 with more stability and now run ms-dos programs.

E/OS LX Desktop

Free windows clon for MS-DOS, based on Linux, Wine and Freedos, for run all windows programs, and same linux programs. Aviable the version 0.21 with more stability and now run ms-dos programs.

E/OS LX Desktop

Free Desktop for DOS based on linux kernel 2.0.0, glibc, xfree86 3.3.6, ncurses, dosemu, wine and twin, for run microsoft windows programs and dos programs, very similar to windows 98 funcionality, and run the windows drivers.

All system it´s setting in dos mode or in windows, and can be run with a disk boot.

E/OS LX Desktop

Free Desktop for DOS based on linux kernel 2.0.0, glibc, xfree86 3.3.6, ncurses, dosemu, wine and twin, for run microsoft windows programs and dos programs, very similar to windows 98 funcionality, and run the windows drivers.

All system it´s setting in dos mode or in windows, and can be run with a disk boot.

A Linux guy looks at FreeDOS

FreeDOS was a project started in 1994 to counteract Microsoft\'s stated intentions to do away with MS-DOS and move everyone to Windows. It employs no Microsoft code and is designed to be a work-alike equivalent to MS-DOS.

A Linux guy looks at FreeDOS

FreeDOS was a project started in 1994 to counteract Microsoft\'s stated intentions to do away with MS-DOS and move everyone to Windows. It employs no Microsoft code and is designed to be a work-alike equivalent to MS-DOS.

Do-It-Yourself DOS

In the January, 2001 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal there is an

article about using DOS in an embedded system. There is a

comparison of interrupt-latency times (interrupt disabling

while access the disk), and FreeDOS comes out ahead

with very low times.

Joe's FreeDOS Website

This is a good site for updated news about FreeDOS programs. There's also some good helper programs for FreeDOS written by the maintainer of this site.

Jim's FreeDOS page

This site provides the latest updates on FreeDOS.