Prasad Mehendale wrote to me about using FreeDOS with students in learning about microcontrollers. This is very encouraging, and I am pleased to see that Prasad has done this. Congratulations! The programs they use seem like they would be helpful to other DOS users.
I am using Freedos for the last 1 year on 486 boxes in my small lab. Actually i have collected a set of freeware and GNU software that makes the things very low priced for students (who come to me for getting training in microcontrollers). I have prepared a CD that includes all the following applications useful to them and of course "Freedos" along with it. Due to this, students are able to use any small and old PC effectively and start and finish all the work with very little cost. I am running following applications on Freedos that are useful to electrical engineers.
this is the link for pcb designing software easytrax
sim51eng.zip this is a simulator for 8051 microcontroller
this is a freeware menu-desktop menus by C.Volos
this is assembler for 8051 microcontroller
PEdit, this is programmer's editor
The other links are already in the links section of freedos site: they are for - instacalc, a spreadsheet - a multiple window editor of Freedos Edit.
After some days I may add one more free application that we are developing for microcontrollers. It is simulator for AVR microcontrollers on Freedos.
We have started to develop it using SEAL development package. ... Thanks again on behalf of students of electrical engineering for providing sturdy and free base for their softwares.