The FreeDOS Project

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FreeDOS is a free DOS-compatible operating system for IBM-PC compatible systems. FreeDOS is made of up many different, separate programs that act as packages to the overall FreeDOS Project. FreeDOS is distributed under the GNU GPL.



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The FreeDOS Documentation Project (FD-DOC) aims to produce high-quality documentation for all aspects of FreeDOS: HOWTO documents are a helpful set of documents that tell you all you need to know about how to use FreeDOS. Our license is the GNU FDL.

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uDOS is a free operating system built on the FreeDOS kernel with DJGPP. uDOS provides an integrated suite of features inluding Perl, Python, etc., as well as a Watt-32 based networking environment and ELF library support. Can be run live from CD image.


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