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We've collected links to other useful websites, including information, history, and software. These websites are not affiliated with FreeDOS, and we cannot assume responsibility for them. However, they may be useful to you. Not all of these may be open source software.

PC Emulators

Most people run FreeDOS using a PC emulator or virtual machine. This is often the easiest way to boot FreeDOS.

VirtualBox · QEMU · Bochs · PCem · 86Box · Dosemu2 (Linux) · JSLinux (Javascript)


Collections of classic DOS games.'s DOS games archive · DOS Haven Games · RGB's classic games · DOS games archive · English localizations of Slovak games · DOS games collection · CHAMPgames fan page


Various utilities that may make FreeDOS more useful to you.

Retroarchive's CD-ROM and FTP site archives · DJGPP's GNU utilities · FreeDOS Unix-like utilities · GNUish utilities archive · Reimagery Unix tools for DOS · MercuryThirteen's tool collection · Repo of DOS software · Active (Enable) Caps Num Lock for DOS ·'s DOS applications and programs · Interesting DOS programs · Digital Sound and Music Interface [source code] · DOSSound (AC'97)


Compilers and other tools that developers may find interesting. FreeDOS already includes several open source programming tools which you may prefer to use instead.

Borland Museum (Turbo Pascal 5.5, Turbo C++ 1.01, Turbo C 2.01, Turbo Pascal 3.02, Turbo Pascal 1.0) · OpenWatcom v1.9 compilers (OpenWatcom v2 fork on GitHub) · DeSmet C · Digital Mars C and C++ Compilers · PDCurses · SmallerC (open source compiler) · 256-Color VGA Programming in C · Graphics Programming Black Book · VGA programming lessons


Programs and drivers to connect you to a network. These may no longer be up to date.

Packet Drivers Collection for DOS · Fred's DOS Internet Software · DosLynx quick start · MicroWeb DOS web browser · PPP packet driver · DOSVNC - a DOS Viewer for VNC

Technical Information

Additional documentation about DOS. Not likely to be included in the FreeDOS Wiki.

FreeDOS Books · FreeDOS Help · Ralf Brown's Interrupt List (RBIL) (original) · Ralf Brown's Interrupt List (RBIL) (ibiblio) · Ralf Brown's Interrupt List (HTML view) · Ralf Brown's Interrupt List (indexed HTML version) · DOS information and tips · 16-bit DOS memory models · The untold story of DR-DOS · Alex's information about disk structures · How to set up Arachne

Power Tools

Useful tools that don't really fit into other categories.

The Semware Editor (free!) · Ontrack Disk Mananger (free) · 386SWAT debugger, and DPMIONE (DPMI host) · Index of interesting DOS programs · oakcdrom.sys (generic cd-rom driver) · PC/GEOS (open source GEOS port) · SvarCOM · R. Loew Electronics Consulting (memorial page) [including AHCICD] · DIGIPAK sound drivers · Graphics programs for DOS · Beowulf supercomputing clusters for DOS · Essential DOS 5.00-8.00 power toys · NVME, SATA, and PATA testing tools for DOS