Working on DOS in 2021

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Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, DOS was everywhere. And despite being a 16-bit command line operating system, DOS was actually pretty good for the era. Jim Hall did a really good presentation on FreeDOS and DOS in the 1980s and 1990s at the Fosdem 2021 conference. The video is 48 minutes long.

Original story by Jim Hall (at Fosdem 2021). Published 2021-04-09, Originally published 2021-02-07.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium license.

Video Copyright Jim Hall / Fosdem 2021. License: Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium

"We're getting closer to FreeDOS 1.3.

We've continued working on FreeDOS since then. We released FreeDOS 1.2 in 2016, and are currently working on FreeDOS 1.3. DOS stopped being a moving target in 1995, but FreeDOS re-imagines what a "modern DOS" could look like in 2021. We'll also look at the current state of FreeDOS (FreeDOS 1.3), and what's coming up next (FreeDOS 2.0)."

Slides: Dos in 2021.pdf

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