FreeDOS 1.2

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (25 votes)

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Windows (All) / Open Source / 2,571 downloads

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.

Reviews of FreeDOS

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    cyberguy

    Reviewing 1.2 RC2 (Nov 29, 2016)

    Good to see that someone cares to keep a version of this bit of x86 history alive.
    5 stars for that alone.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    fredreed

    Reviewing 1.1 Test Release (Jul 7, 2011)

    Improvelence you need to keep your comments
    about other people to yourself because they may not like what you have to say about them. I don't use freedos but I know that there are people out there who still use it instead of windows not because of what you say but people probably prefer to dos then windows.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    guti

    Reviewing 1.1 Test Release (Jul 6, 2011)

    Not as efficient and compatible like Enhanced DR DOS, but good to see it still living.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    spiked

    Reviewing 1.1 Test Release (Jul 5, 2011)

    Personally, I still care about this project, but I'm not stupid. Probably less than a thousand people (worldwide) still have any REAL use for FreeDOS. A few OEMs like Dell like to sell a few PCs with FreeDOS to people who don't want to pay for a Windows license because they secretly intend to load a pirated copy of XP.

    Did you know that there's an open source project named Hercules which lets you run OS/390 (decendent of MVS which was decendant of MVT, an IBM mainframe OS from the 1960's) on a PC? You don't care, right? FreeDOS will be joining Hercules in obscurity soon.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    Skizelli

    Reviewing 1.0 (Mar 12, 2007)

    Apparently stopbuggingme and Pegusis2 don't understand the concept of what FreeDOS aims to do. Whatever your reason is for using DOS, whether to play old DOS games, run old DOS applications, etc., FreeDOS beats the ever-living hell out of MS-DOS. Think DOS, but with more memory, tools, etc. If you're about making an old games machine, like I did, definitely give FreeDOS a try.

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