Everything DOS: FreeDOS, MS-DOS, DR-DOS, etc.


Have you ever wished there were a proper desktop for your DOS system, and thought that the GUI options, like Ozone or Seal, weren’t quite cutting it? They don’t really come with much software integrated into the GUI, and the transition back to command line is rather jarring. What if I told you there…


Everything DOS: FreeDOS, MS-DOS, DR-DOS, etc.

    “DOS is a platform-independent acronym for disk operating system which later became a common shorthand for disk-based operating systems on IBM PC compatibles. DOS primarily consists of Microsoft’s MS-DOS and a rebranded version under the name IBM PC DOS, both of which were introduced in 1981. Later compatible systems from other manufacturers include DR DOS (1988), ROM-DOS (1989), PTS-DOS (1993), and FreeDOS (1998).” – taken from Wikipedia

    (link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS)

    Feel free to ask questions about software, videogames, and anything else DOS related! Curious but not sure where to start? Get a copy of FreeDOS (see link / about below) and set it up in a PC emulator like GNOME Boxes or Oracle’s VirtualBox. Need help with that as well? Just ask!

    (link: https://freedos.org/download/)

    “FreeDOS is an open source DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS.” – FreeDOS YouTube Channel

    (link: https://www.youtube.com/c/FreeDOSProject/about)

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    Icon: Blinky, the FreeDOS fish mascot (designed by Bas Snabilie)

    Icon Attribution: FreeDOS Project

    (link: http://www.freedos.org/images/logos/fdfish-color-plain.svg)

    Icon License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic

    (link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/deed.en)

    Banner: FreeDOS 1.1 screenshot

    (link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FreeDOS_1.1_screenshot.png)

    Banner license: GNU General Public License, version 2

    (link: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html)

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