is an open source MS-DOS
compatible operating system
project initiated by Jim Hall
. FreeDOS was set up to provide an alternative to MS-DOS when Microsoft
announced in 1994
that they were going to discontinue the sale and support of MS-DOS, their popular single-tasking 16-bit operating system for IBM PC
It is licensed under the GPL.
See also : OpenGEM a GUI for FreeDos 9 and above