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What is FreeDOS?

FreeDOS is a free DOS-compatible operating system for IBM-PC compatible systems. FreeDOS is made of up many different, separate programs that act as "packages" to the overall FreeDOS Project.

These days, there are three main uses of FreeDOS:

  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

You can run FreeDOS on pretty much anything. While can run FreeDOS on a dedicated PC, now it's most often run inside a PC emulator. You can find PC emulators for all computer platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac.) If you are new to DOS, we recommend you use an emulator to install and boot FreeDOS.

Read more at their website.

You can download the ISO here.  Other images are available from their website.

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2006 6:00 AM General | Back to top

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