Since 1998, each program included in the FreeDOS distribution is made available as a "package." The distribution divides these FreeDOS software packages into groups, sometimes called "sets."
The BASE package group contains only those programs that reproduce the functionality of classic DOS systems. The other package groups contain software that you may find useful, such as games, editors, and developer tools.
|BASE||Programs that provide the functionality of classic DOS|
|Archivers||Tools to compress files and create archives.|
|Boot tools||Utilities to help you boot your computer|
|Development||Development tools such as compilers and assemblers|
|Editors||Editors and simple word processors that let you edit text files|
|Emulators||Programs that emulate other systems|
|Games||Fun games that you can play|
|Networking||Utilities that support networks and connectivity|
|Sound||Programs that play music and sound files|
|Utilities||Tools and other useful programs that you might like to use|
Looking for what's changed from FreeDOS 1.1 to FreeDOS 1.2? See the package comparison.
Want to download the Software List in another format? You can also get the listing as a CSV file.
You can also download the programs individually from the FreeDOS files archive at Ibiblio.