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FreeDOS 1.2

Hi there! I’m Jim Hall, the founder and project coordinator of the FreeDOS Project!

Announcing FreeDOS 1.2

December 25, 2016

I’m very excited to announce the release of the FreeDOS 1.2 distribution!

If you’ve followed FreeDOS, you know that we don’t have a very fast release cycle. We just don’t need to; DOS isn’t exactly a moving target anymore, so we don’t have to chase new features or shifting compatibility. We released our first Alpha in 1994, and our first Beta in 1998. We finally released FreeDOS 1.0 in 2006, and FreeDOS 1.1 in 2012. And now, on December 25 2016, we are proud to release FreeDOS 1.2.

The FreeDOS 1.2 release is an updated, more modern FreeDOS. You’ll see that we changed many of the packages. Some packages were replaced, deprecated by newer and better packages. We also added other packages. And we expanded what we should include in the FreeDOS distribution. Where FreeDOS 1.0 and


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