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An archive of news coverage about FreeDOS:

1994

June

  • First announcement of the FreeDOS Project (then "PD-DOS"). (29 June 1994) ~ comp.os.msdos.apps

July

September

  • FreeDOS officially releases the Free-DOS Alpha 1 distribution. (16 September 1994)

December

  • FreeDOS officially releases the Free-DOS Alpha 2 distribution. (December 1994)
  • Student Writes Free Version Of DOS ~ University of Wisconsin-River Falls: UWRF Student Voice

1995

January

  • FreeDOS officially releases the Free-DOS Alpha 3 distribution. (January 1995)

June

  • FreeDOS officially releases the Free-DOS Alpha 4 distribution. (June 1995)

1996

January

  • The FreeDOS Kernel (see cover) by Pat Villani. (6 January 1996) ~ R+D Books
  • FreeDOS changes its name from "Free-DOS" to "FreeDOS" (no hyphen).

August

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Alpha 5 distribution. (10 August 1996)

1997

March

June

November

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Alpha 6 distribution. (November 1997)

1998

March

July

October

1999

April

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 3 "Ventura" distribution. (21 April 1999)
  • Embedded DOS (features FreeDOS, see also the original inteview) ~ Silicon Prairie Magazine (Chicago Tribune)

May

July

October

November

2000

January

February

  • Italian magazine DEV distributes FreeDOS Beta 4.

March

April

June

  • Greece's biggest PC magazine PC Master distributes FreeDOS.

July

August

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 5 "Lara" distribution. (10 August 2000)
  • Operating Systems: FreeDOS ~ UK Computer Shopper

September

November

December

  • German magazine Toolbox distributes FreeDOS Beta 5.

2001

January

March

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 6 "Midnite" distribution. (18 March 2001)
  • Spanish Magazine Solo Linux (Issue 117) distributes FreeDOS Beta 5.

May

  • German computer magazine c't issues 12/2001 and 14/2001 distribute FreeDOS Beta 6.

September

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 7 "Spears" distribution. (7 September 2001)
  • FreeBSD Press distributes FreeDOS/V and FreeDOS Beta 6 in Issue6.

August

2002

February

March

April

August

September

November

2003

January

February

  • Managing RAID on Linux (book) (mentions FreeDOS) ~ O'Reilly Press »Read review

March

July

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 9 RC1 distribution. (July 2003)
  • About FreeDOS (requires registration) ~ Tech Republic

August

September

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 9 RC3 distribution. (27 September 2003)

December

2004

January

February

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 9 RC4 distribution. (5 February 2004)

March

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 9 RC5 distribution. (20 March 2004)

May

June

August

September

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 9 distribution. (28 September 2004)
  • Linux and FreeDOS ~ Windows for Devices

November

  • FreeDOS officially releases the FreeDOS Beta 9 SR1 distribution. (30 November 2004)

December

2005

January

February

April

May

July

August

September

October

November

2006

June

  • Internet Magazine (print) includes a copy of FreeDOS.

July

September

October

November

2007

January

March

May

  • Techlogg.com article about Dell continuing to sell FreeDOS PCs, and their introduction of Linux (Ubuntu) PCs. (25 May 2007)

2008

January

  • APC Magazine bundles a DVD containing a rescue system that uses FreeDOS ODIN.

March

May

  • CNN article (references DOS to recover data from Space Shuttle Columbia) ~ CNN

November

2009

March

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2010

August

2011

July

2012

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2014

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October

November

2015

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2016

July

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2017

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2018

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2019

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