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  • 14 Years & Kicking: FreeDOS Is Still Alive

    01/02/2013 4:24:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Phoronix ^ | December 29, 2012 | Posted by Michael Larabel
    FreeDOS, the open-source DOS operating system, is still alive and seeing activity around the GPL-licensed project though the FreeDOS SVN code repository hasn't seen any activity in nearly one year. In writing yesterday about Automake looking to drop MS-DOS and Windows 95/98/ME support, some Phoronix readers were quick to comment that dropping MS-DOS support would also be bad news for FreeDOS. The last time that FreeDOS came to my mind was nearly one year ago when writing about the release of FreeDOS 1.1. With not having heard much out of the FreeDOS camp in about a year, I was...
  • Dell mocks MS' mandatory-OS regime

    08/16/2002 11:48:13 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 309+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | August 15, 2002 | Thomas C Greene
    Dell has devised a cute trick to accommodate its big corporate customers without crossing its Lord and Master, Microsoft, which has decreed that all OEM computers shall be shipped with operating systems, according to a recent Cnet article. To make life easier for big shops using Linux, which can be installed on any number of machines without drawing a 'dynamic entry' from the BSA paramilitary squads, Dell is going to ship naked desktops and workstations and simply chuck a copy of FreeDOS into the shipping carton to satisfy the Microsoft licensing Taliban. Thus it will not be necessary for...