eXtended Memory Specification (XMS), ver 3.0 January 1991 Copyright (c) 1988, Microsoft Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, Intel Corporation, and AST Research, Inc. Microsoft Corporation Box 97017 One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA »
STUDENT WRITES FREE VERSION OF DOS Mark Olson 12/1/1994 With the help of people from around the world, a UW-River Falls physics student is writing a free version of a computer operating software. Senior Jim »
In article <msg154840.thr-acf29792.87a23@online.pol.dk> Lasse_Jensen1@online.pol.dk (Lasse Jensen1) writes: From: Lasse_Jensen1@online.pol.dk (Lasse Jensen1) Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 15:20:12 +0200 Subject: Re: MS-DOS v1.0 Here is some information on MS/PC-DOS compiled from various sources. Please send any corrections or »
Future Tense 8/24/1998 JG (Jon Gordon, interviewer): Companies like Microsoft make a lot of money conceiving, writing, and selling software. With this top-down model, users have little say in how the programs come out. But another model »
INTERVIEW WITH INTERFACE MAGAZINE I was recently interviewed for an upcoming article in Interface Magazine, a Japanese technology publication. I thought others might be interested in my comments, as they relate to the beginnings of FreeDOS. >> »
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 15:40:58 +1000 From: clyde@htsoft.com (Clyde Smith-Stubbs) To: fd-dev@list.freedos.org Subject: Re: Pacific C - authoritative statement on its future On Tue, Dec 01, 1998 at 09:01:16PM -0500, Bryan J. Smith wrote: > There is »
> Mr. Hall, > > My name is Jason Compton, and I'm working on a story on embedded DOSes for > the Chicago Tribune's Silicon Prairie magazine. I'd love to talk to you > about FreeDOS, and you »
>Why did you decide to create a new version of DOS that >is compatable with MS-DOS? It all started back in 1994. I was a physics student at the University of Wisconsin-River »
>My name is David Noack and I'm a computer correspondent with Investor's >Business Daily, a national business newspaper. I'm doing this story for a >daily feature called "Computers Made Plain" which is pretty much like it >sounds. The stories »
> David Noack <dnoack@bestweb.net> > Give me some history/background about your OS. How did you come >about giving the OS its name. In 1994, I was a physics student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Most »
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 13:58:52 +1000 From: Clyde Smith-Stubbs <clyde@htsoft.com> To: James Hall Subject: Re: May I distribute Pacific C? James, > May _I_ do _you_ a favor and re-package the Pacific C that you already »
> Following up on our earlier communications, I'd like to ask a fundamental > question: why FreeDOS? I'll confess I don't "get" this project. Please don't > interpret this as criticism (it isn't). I only want to understand what »
OS ALSO-RANS 5/17/1999 After Windows 98, Mac OS and Linux, what's left your Macintosh or Intel PC? Lots. JULIO OJEDA-ZAPATA STAFF WRITER What pops into your head when you hear the phrase "computer operating system"? »
Jim Hall WHAT A RIDE: A HACKER'S HISTORY OF FREEDOS When it comes to starting a free software project, I was an unlikely candidate. When I began the »
> > 1) Why DOS? Hasn't it already seen it's big day? We started the FreeDOS Project in 1994 because Microsoft had announced that they would stop supporting MS-DOS in a little while (i.e. they were getting »
> >I've been studying up a bit on the FreeDOS project, and have a couple of >questions. First, however, let me tell you why I'm interested in said >project. I'm a reporter for a medium daily in Northwest Arkansas »
I came to a decision this evening concerning the placement of Basec and bwBASIC in the FreeDOS software list. We originally included bwBASIC in the "Base" list because we were providing a replacement for Microsoft's GW-BASIC and QBASIC. However, »
Subject: BBasic Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:39:02 -0700 From: Phil Hibbs <phil@snark.freeserve.co.uk> To: FreeDOS <fd-dev@topica.com> I posted this today on comp.lang.basic.misc: > »
> Robert XXXXXXX wrote: > > Hi yea i am a CEO of XXXXXXXXXXX a New Software company in the making i > would like to know how much would you sell the rights to freedos and > »
25 YEARS OF DR DOS HISTORY Although this is a huge list, it is still known to be incomplete (especially in the CP/M, Multiuser DOS, and FlexOS areas) and some of the stuff is guesswork (where »
Subject: request for comments - LIM bridge Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 10:50:53 -0800 From: k3pbu@arrl.net To: fd-dev@topica.com Right now, it appears that the »
The following is a discussion that took place on the FreeDOS mailing list about the FDXMS program (HIMEM replacement): Subject: FDXMS with TDSK Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 18:48:36 -0800 From: »
Recently, there was an item on the FreeDOS mailing list that Microsoft's HIMEM.SYS "was open-sourced." The following is an archive of the discussion: Subject: HIMEM.SYS was open-sourced Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 »
+-------------------------------+ | HISTORY OF DOS (Brief) | | (c) Thomas Freer-Heeter | +-------------------------------+ WHY DOS 3.3 AS MINIMUM? I wrestled for hours with what DOS version to make as the minimum acceptable version. »
>Florian, > >For the time being, Lineo is not advancing the development of our DR DOS >platform. We have not made a final decision on if we will maintain as is, >sell or GPL DR DOS. »
> > Hi all, > > > > I hate to say this but I may have found a site where you can download the > > source code of DOS 6.0. > > > > I'm not »
On Mon, 21 Feb 2000, Neil Padgett wrote: > Steffen: > By implementing MUX-12 would any greater utility be gained? That is, would > it help any other developer? Hmm, that's hard to tell. MUX-12 is documented »
http://www.linux.com/news/articles.phtml?sid=93&aid=10772 -- Is the OSS Model Failing? by Serge Egelman - Wed, 13 Sep 2000 12:10:17am Let's imagine a major software company, one employing developers to write its software package. They're getting paid each day »
WHAT IS FREEDOS? 3/18/00 The FreeDOS Project started in 1994, when Microsoft announced plans that it would no longer support DOS. Why would Microsoft, a dominate force in the DOS world, do such a thing? Because the »
[By request of the original poster, I have hidden several of the details about this project. -jh] > I'm building a pinball machine that's run mainly with intel-based > PC. I started the project for personal fun, but »
Subject: Re: Ripcord FreeDOS Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 22:05:25 -0700 From: Jim Hall Organization: the FreeDOS Project To: Joe Cosentino CC: »
Subject: ScanDisk HOW-TO Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 17:23:40 -0600 From: Joe Cosentino To: Kurt Zammit CC: Enrico Bartky, Jim Hall »
.............. 1) Lifespan of DOS by ucblockhead While it is very nice to have some sort of non-MS DOS available (at least for us gamers), it still »
Subject: Re: TDISK information Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 09:26:36 -0700 From: Matthias Paul <Matthias.Paul@post.rwth-aachen.de> To: alainm@pobox.com, frinke@cs.bonn.edu, fd-dev@topica.com Hi Alain, > »
Hi everyone! I've been getting tons of email about registering the name "FreeDOS" as a trademark with the USPTO, so instead of just answering individually (which was how I started out), I'll just send out a more generic »
FREEDOS: WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP? Jim Hall 3/5/00 We've seen a lot of activity on the FreeDOS mailing list lately. Things have definitely taken a new turn, and I »
Subject: You Have Won A "New Cyber Tech Award" From: "Webmaster" <webmaster@newcybertech.com> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:06:14 -0400 Hello, either you or some one else has entered your site for a "New Cyber Tech Award" »
About the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files, they fell victim to a hard disk format shortly afterwards. I needed the disk as a slave. But fear not, I'll re-type them for you below from memory. CONFIG.SYS ---------- »
Many months ago, when I last looked at your DOS timeline, it did not include Wendin DOS. Recently, when cleaning my apartment, I found a letter from Wendin postmarked Oct 9, 1987. A copy of the letter is »
AN OVERVIEW OF FREEDOS, by Jim Hall (c) 2002 Jim Hall. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this copyright notice is preserved. THE ORIGINS OF FREEDOS I »
THE FREEDOS MASCOT (c) 2002 Jim Hall. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this copyright notice is preserved. Mascots have great jobs. They pretty much just sit there, »
(c) 2002 Jim Hall. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this copyright notice is preserved. ** HISTORY OF FREEDOS I've been using DOS since I was small - my »
Posted: 11/18/2003 Re: [fd-dev] FreeDOS 1.0 to-do list Aitor Santamaria Merino wrote: > Jim Hall escribi::: > > > I'm not going to make changes to the "FreeDOS 1.0" to-do list by going > > »
Originally posted: 10/04/2003 [fd-dev] Possibly obsolete bugs in Bugzilla - list Eric Auer writes: Hi, I found a number of bugs that are likely to be fixed by now. However, I generally feel others should agree »
On 2003-05-23, Shane M. Coughlan wrote: >> So, proof positive. GEM is all out there, and everything DR made >> (or had the rights to) regarding GEM, is now GPL. This is why >> I keep yelling »
FREEDOS - OS SOFTWARE MSDos is a distant memory for many PC users. Those who have entered the PC world within the past five years might never have heard of the product. However, Dos was powering PCs a »
16 Nov 2003 The original question got lost in a thread about programming brace style and compiler linking optimization. Re-posting the question, and cross-posting in fd-freecom. -jh Bart Oldeman wrote: > Hi, > »
Kamel Belgacem wrote: > Hi Jim, I hope you remember me, > I have sent to you an email but no answers were in my > basket ! Any way, may be they sent it anywhere else ! »
2004-08-07 Scott C. MacCallum wrote: > Q: Where are you from? > > A: I was born in Virginia, but I currently live in Minnesota. I'm »
DRDOS INC. INCLUDES FREEDOS AND OTHER SOFTWARE IN DR-DOS 8.1 FOR $45 10/25/2005 DR-DOS 8.1 no longer exists, so the problem appears to have been solved. All the links on DRDOS.com now point to DR-DOS 7.03 when »
MICROSOFT AND FAT PATENTS 11 Jan 2006 Recently, a thread on the FreeDOS mailing lists asked about Microsoft and their patent for FAT: Slashdot has an article "Microsoft FAT Patent Upheld" http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/11/0555252&tid=155&tid=109 »
FreeDOS 1.0 3 Sept 2006 w00t!!!!1 FreeDOS "1.0" got released today! This is a very important day. I want to send out my thanks to everyone who has worked on the FreeDOS Project, to help bring us to »
FreeDOS 1.0 3 Sept 2006 Yes, the FreeDOS Project has reached the "1.0" milestone. This is a very important day for FreeDOS. A lot of you have put in so much work over the years, helping to make »
25+ YEARS OF DOS HISTORY updated 2006-09-03 I created this "timeline" to show the history of the FreeDOS Project as it relates to other DOS projects out there. This is a compilation of information from many sources »
Why Caldera's DR-DOS is not truly free For example, Caldera's DR-DOS web page says: >DR-DOS Availability >An evaluation copy of Caldera DR-DOS (and other software) is available >for download from Caldera's Web site. The term "evaluation" »
TIMELINE OF THE FREEDOS PROJECT updated 8/14/00 jhall : :- 12/93(?) - Jim Hall installs SLS 1.03 distribution of Linux, using : Kernel 0.99pl13. This gets Jim thinking that free software »