FreeDOS | The FreeDOS Project


FreeDOS | The FreeDOS Project

FreeDOS 1.0 Yes, the FreeDOS Project has reached the "1.0" milestone. Download FreeDOS - or buy it on CDROM. This is a very important day for FreeDOS. A lot of you have put in so much work over the years, helping to make everything perfect. Even if you didn't contribute code, you helped out the FreeDOS Project by submitting comments and bug reports. Thank you!

For those who might care.  I haven't booted DOS in a long time, but for those who need it this is a pretty cool thing.  Especially since MS-DOS is pretty near impossible to find these days.


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I'm up on It'll be interesting to see how much traffic it drives.

The picture was taken while I was working on my daughter's and my kayaks.  More info on them can be found at

It’s not just Linux: Open Source has arrived

It's not just Linux: Open Source has arrived

Open-source true believers have been saying forever that open source is the way to develop software. It turns out they've convinced most programmers that they're right. According to a newly released IDC study, open source isn't just hype; it's now the way most developers make software.The study, which analyzed IDC surveys from over 5,000 developers in 116 countries in the spring of 2006, found that developers worldwide are increasing their use of open source. IDC found that open source-software is being used by 71 percent of the developers in the world and is in production at 54 percent of their organizations. In addition, half of the global developers claim that the use of open source is increasing in their organizations.