FreeDOS 1.0

by Vitaly Popovich [Published on 4 Sept. 2006 / Last Updated on 4 Sept. 2006]


FreeDOS is an Open Source project targeted at producing free MS-DOS compatible operating system.
These are the common uses of FreeDOS (as they are seen by creators of the project):

To run old DOS games (like DOOM, etc.)
To run old business software that only supports DOS
To support an embedded DOS system, such as a computerized cash register or till

FreeDOS does seem to be a viable alternative in cases when original MS-DOS license was lost or old software is used but MS-DOS is not available.
I ve installed it and it seems to be a sound solution for all these old POS terminals and old machines. Well, FreeDOS is free for use anyway :-).

Download Link: FreeDOS 1.0 (Please note that there are various ISO images available for download. You can download fdbasecd.iso which is only 8 megabytes. If you want more functionality consider downloading fdfullcd.iso or fdfullws.iso)


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FreeDOS is an Open Source project targeted at producing free MS-DOS compatible operating system.

These are the common uses of FreeDOS (as they are seen by creators of the project):

  1. To run old DOS games (like DOOM, etc.)
  2. To run old business software that only supports DOS
  3. To support an embedded DOS system, such as a computerized cash register or till


FreeDOS does seem to be a viable alternative in cases when original MS-DOS license was lost or old software is used but MS-DOS is not available.

I ve installed it and it seems to be a sound solution for all these old POS terminals and old machines. Well, FreeDOS is free for use anyway :-).

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Download Link: FreeDOS 1.0 (Please note that there are various ISO images available for download. You can download fdbasecd.iso which is only 8 megabytes. If you want more functionality consider downloading fdfullcd.iso or fdfullws.iso)

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