Free DOS

At A Glance

Publisher
Open Source

Web
www.freedos.org

Status
Available, Volunteer support

Introduced
1994

Latest
1.1

Design
Text based, single-tasking

Type
Workstation

Details

Summary
The is a freely available DOS, originated by Jim Hall, and supported by a number of dedicated individuals. Work continues with a number of enhancements and changes including memory management, debuggers, anti-virus, music players, and much more.

News
3-Oct-2006 Version 1.0 Released!
28-Sep-2003 FreeDos Beta 9 now available
7-Apr-2002 FreeDos Beta 8 now available

Requirements

Product
FreeDOS

Processor
8086 or better

RAM
512 KB

Drive space
3 MB (assumed)

Drives
Runs from hard disk or diskette

Video
Monochrome, CGA, EGA, VGA or better

File systems
FAT, FAT32 (plus long filename support)

Compatibility
DOS programs
DOS device drivers

Interface
Text based OS.

Installation
DOS must be installed on a primary partition on the first drive.

Variants
None

Versions
Beta 1 Nov-1998
Beta 2 Apr-1999
Beta 3 Feb-2000
Beta 4 Jul-2000
Beta 5 Aug-2000
Beta 6 Mar-2001
Beta 7 Sep-2001
Beta 8 Apr-2002
Beta 9 Sep-2003
Beta 9.5 Apr-2004
Beta 9 Release 1 Nov-2004
1.0 Release 3-Oct-2006
1.1 Release 21-Aug-2010

Downloads
Downloads

Links
FreeDOS Home Page

Documentation

Books
Categories: All DOS – DR-DOS – MS-DOS – PC-DOS

Publisher
Open Source

Support
Volunteer

Alternatives
DR-DOS, Windows, Linux

Secrets
No

Pricing
Free

Compare
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