Technotes

An archive of important moments in FreeDOS history:

2014

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    • Microsoft releases the source code to MS-DOS and Word. (See also article at LinuxInsider.) However: if you download and study the MS-DOS source code, you should not contribute code to FreeDOS afterwards. We want to avoid any suggestion that FreeDOS has been "tainted" by this proprietary code.
    • PCMasters.de article about "Windows 8.1 with Bing" and how it will not be free for end-users, and how folks prefer to buy systems with FreeDOS instead.
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2013

2012

2011

  • Jan
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  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2010

2009

  • Jan
  • Feb
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    • FreeDOS mentioned in an article (Whatever Happened to...?) in technologizer.com. Referencing MS-DOS: "It's [MS-DOS] the inspiration for FreeDOS, an open-source project with a thriving community."
  • Apr
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  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2008

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    • APC Magazine bundles a DVD containing a rescue system that uses FreeDOS ODIN.
  • Feb
  • Mar »
    • Hardware zone mentions that Packard Bell is offering FreeDOS in some of their lower end models. Not too exciting to see that hardware zone mentions that consumers will replace FreeDOS with their favourite OS (isn't that FreeDOS? ;) ), but the picture of the notebook running FreeDOS is nice.
  • Apr
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    • CNN article mentions the space shuttle Columbia hard drive recovery, from a DOS system. Not FreeDOS, but still cool to see DOS running science experiments in space.
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
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  • Dec

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

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    • Dr. Dobb's Journal reviews FreeDOS in embedded systems (we come out ahead)
  • Feb
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    • Spanish Magazine 'Solo Linux' (Issue 117) distributes FreeDOS Beta 5
  • Apr
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    • German computer magazine c't issues 12/2001 and 14/2001 distribute FreeDOS Beta6
  • Jun
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  • Dec

2000

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    • Italian magazine DEV distributes FreeDOS Beta 4
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  • May
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    • Greece's biggest PC magazine PC Master distributes FreeDOS
  • Jul »
    • In-TECH article: DOS: Undead, and we're loving it
    • Investor's Business Daily feature "Computers Made Plain" includes FreeDOS in an article on alternative operating systems
  • Aug »
    • UK magazine Computer Shopper (Operating Systems) feature about FreeDOS
  • Sep »
    • German PC magazine PC-WELT article: "How to make a boot disk" about DOS
  • Oct
  • Nov »
    • German magazine Elektronik cover, 2-page article about FreeDOS (28 Nov 2000)
    • Open Source Land posts interview with Jim Hall, creates discussion area for FreeDOS topics
  • Dec »
    • German edition PC-Magazin article comparing FreeDOS to Windows 95/98/ME
    • German magazine Toolbox distributes FreeDOS Beta 5

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

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1994

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