Welcome to FreeDOS

screenshotOpenGEM GUI running on FreeDOS
  • What is FreeDOS?
    FreeDOS is a free DOS-compatible operating system that can be used to play games, run legacy software, or support embedded systems. FreeDOS is basically like the old MS-DOS, but better! For example, FreeDOS lets you access FAT32 file systems and use large disk support (LBA) — a feature not available in MS-DOS, and only included in Windows 95 and newer.
  • Is FreeDOS really free?
  • What programs can I run in FreeDOS?
  • How do I install FreeDOS?
  • What do I need to run FreeDOS?
  • How can I contribute to FreeDOS?

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dos2unix 6.0.6

2014-08-06 3:34

Erwin Waterlander just released dos2unix 6.0.6, the text file format converter to convert text files with DOS or Mac line breaks to Unix line breaks and vice versa. Changes include: - Bugfix: mac2unix conversion produced corrupted output from UTF-16 input file. - New options -b (keep BOM) and -r (remove BOM). - New translation of the UI messages in Norwegian Bokmaal. Download from dos2unix home page.

FreeDOS is 20 years old!

2014-06-30 2:42

On June 29, 1994, we announced an effort to create a completely free version of DOS, that everyone could use. That was the start of The FreeDOS Project, 20 years ago! Since then, we have advanced what DOS could do, adding new functionality and making DOS easier to use. And today in 2014, people continue to use FreeDOS to support embedded systems, to run business software, and to play classic DOS games!

WCD 5.2.5

2014-06-12 8:20

On June 10, Erwin Waterlander updated his WCD (Wherever Change Directory) to 5.2.5. "WCD is a command-line program to change directory fast. It saves time typing at the keyboard. One needs to type only a part of a directory name and WCD will jump to it. WCD has a fast selection method in case of multiple matches and allows aliasing and banning of directories. WCD also includes a full screen interactive directory tree browser with speed search." Read what's new or grab various binaries and (GPLv2) sources either at his homepage or at the iBiblio mirror.

Mined 2014.24

2014-06-08 9:47

On June 6, Thomas Wolff released Mined 2014.24, his console text editor with mouse, menus, data loss prevention, and (most important) Unicode 6.3 support. Read the full changelog and grab DJGPP binaries and sources at http://towo.net/mined/ or at the iBiblio mirror.

GCC 4.9.0 (2.04 libc only)

2014-04-27 5:37

Thanks to volunteers at the DJGPP project, we now have binaries available for GCC 4.9.0 (2.04 libc only). This includes C / C++ / ObjC / Fortran / Ada, so testers welcome. Read the announcement, see the changes, or grab binaries and sources from your local mirror.

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