We released FreeDOS 1.2 on December 25, and since then we have seen keen interest in the latest version of FreeDOS. As of January 26, we had 100,000 downloads of FreeDOS 1.2. That's just a month and a day to reach this major milestone.
While FreeDOS 1.2 is the latest version, we do see some folks still downloading the older 1.0 and 1.1 releases. If you consider downloads for all versions of FreeDOS we actually reached "100,000 since December 25" on January 25, a month after the release of FreeDOS 1.2. That's pretty cool too!
If you're curious, our peak day for FreeDOS 1.2 was December 27, at just over 12,000 downloads. And That's pretty impressive! We figure releasing the new version on Christmas Day meant some FreeDOS users weren't able to download it right away, because they were visiting family for the holidays.
We're holding steady now at about 1,800 to 1,900 downloads of FreeDOS 1.2 per day.
It's interesting to compare the difference between FreeDOS 1.2 and 1.1. In the previous version, released January 2, 2012, we didn't see nearly the same initial interest in FreeDOS. Our peak day for FreeDOS 1.1 was a few months later, in April 2012, as though people suddenly found out about FreeDOS. We reached 100,000 downloads of FreeDOS 1.1 on May 24, 2012.
So I think we've done something right with the new version of FreeDOS. I'm very excited by FreeDOS 1.2! I think the latest FreeDOS is a great little operating system that meets a lot of needs.