The Freedos Project (FreeDOS Kernel)

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The Freedos Project (FreeDOS Kernel)
Project to create a free, 100% MS-DOS compatible operating system

FreeDOS is ideal for anyone who wants to bundle a version of DOS without paying a royalty its use. FreeDOS also works on old hardware, in DOS emulators, and in embedded systems. It is an invaluable resource for people who would like to develop their own operating system. While there are many free operating systems out there, no other free DOS-compatible operating system exists.


version build2042 (stable)
released on 12 May 2016

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Janet Casey

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9 August 2002

Leaders and contributors

Bart Oldeman Maintainer
James Tabor Contributor
John Price Contributor
Pat Villani Contributor

Resources and communication

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DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
Bug TrackingHomepage

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 January 2017.


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