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Jim Hall

Hi There!

I'm Jim Hall, the founder and Project Coordinator for the FreeDOS Project.

I started FreeDOS in 1994, when I was an undergraduate physics student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Other developers got in touch with me, and we began work creating our own version of DOS that would be compatible with MS-DOS. I shared the extended DOS utilities that I had written for myself, as did others. We also found public domain or open source programs that replaced other DOS commands. A few months later, we released our first FreeDOS “Alpha” distribution. And from there, FreeDOS grew into what you see today!

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