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  • FreeDOS 1.2 RC1 Released

    Phoronix: FreeDOS 1.2 RC1 Released

    For fans of FreeDOS as an alternative to MS-DOS, the 1.2 Release Candidate is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...reeDOS-1.2-RC1

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    according to the roadmap: (last updated 2015)
    FreeDOS "1.2" will be an update/refresh from FreeDOS 1.1, and will feature an updated, simplified install process. There are no major changes planned. A few packages may be added to the distribution if they are necessary for hardware or software support. Otherwise, the software list remains frozen for FreeDOS 1.2.

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    • #3
      No benchmarks? Meh.

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      • #4
        Benchmarks would actually be pretty interestimg 8-D

        How much work would be required to port evrn simple testing tools to it thoigh?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stiiixy View Post
          Benchmarks would actually be pretty interestimg 8-D

          How much work would be required to port evrn simple testing tools to it thoigh?
          you can write your own simple benchmark.

          IIRC in dos there is no such thing as libc equivalent, so if you don't have borland c, you will have to do everything from scratch or you can use masm or tasm - anyway - good luck

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          • #6
            Originally posted by michal View Post
            IIRC in dos there is no such thing as libc equivalent, so if you don't have borland c, you will have to do everything from scratch or you can use masm or tasm - anyway - good luck
            Any linker/compiler with DOS as target already includes anything that is necessary, as that's how it works. What DOS doesn't have is processes/tasks/scheduling and sane memory management. You can do some co-operative multitasking if you use the graphical shell with mainloop on top of DOS, I think it was called windows?
            Just kidding. There is not multitasking/processing on DOS. Anything that tries to convince you otherwise, usually loads up a virtual machine/container thing and starts it's own scheduler.
            DOS has been such a nice environment, that I almost wanted to quit my job and become a full time shelf-stacker. No matter how good your programs were, there was always an admin that could not do his work so you end up fixing his network and dos installations.
            Really, systems with 340k free RAM for your software... And on top of that outdated novell drivers with buggy oppertunistic locking bugs.
            And then came windows NT, and the problem remained. Nobody could manage them. Microsoft didn't care about bug reports.
            I've been a full-time linux guy eversince. And it is funny to see that it's still a mess outside my world.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bofh80 View Post
              according to the roadmap: (last updated 2015)
              FreeDOS "1.2" will be an update/refresh from FreeDOS 1.1, and will feature an updated, simplified install process. There are no major changes planned. A few packages may be added to the distribution if they are necessary for hardware or software support. Otherwise, the software list remains frozen for FreeDOS 1.2.
              You probably need only one floppy disk to install this one :P
              On a more serious note, debianxfce must be drooling all over this. After all, it's a no-bloat, stable OS, what more can you ask?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                On a more serious note, debianxfce must be drooling all over this.
                Ubuntu user is having a bad day at work again when insulting.again. Get a better life and start using Debian testing Xfce.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eydee View Post
                  No benchmarks? Meh.
                  Try if this work and use your eyes for benchmarks:
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvYyaVuBeqU

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                    Ubuntu user is having a bad day at work again when insulting.again. Get a better life and start using Debian testing Xfce.
                    So, what, it's insulting when I recommend a stable, no bloat OS, but it isn't when you do it?

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