DOS Still Reigns

Many people believe that DOS is dead. Nothing could be further from the truth. A lot of individuals would probably be incredulous if you were to tell them that there was a version of the Disk Operating System that is still undergoing active development.

However, this case is indeed quite true. After all, there are many who would like to see command line driven systems forever deceased. Nevertheless, there is indeed a new version of this standby out there. FreeDOS ( is made in the spirit of free software, as the name might suggest. Therefore, its development base is largely volunteer staff. On the other hand, however, this does not detract from the fact that DOS has always been a stable operating system. Indeed, it is among the most stable. Moreover, many options for modern graphical user interfaces have been added on. This makes the FreeDOS experience a positive boon for individuals who have to work with older or discarded computers and do not want to pay to have an operating system installed on them. Furthermore, many of the utilities will be of great use to individuals running commercial DOS and Windows based operating systems, and would be a welcome download for a great many consumers.