FreeDOS 1.2 RC2 Arrives, Still Evolving After 22 Years
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 November 2016 at 07:43 PM EST. 34 Comments
The second release candidate of FreeDOS 1.2 is now available, approximately one month after FreeDOS 1.2-RC1 and twenty-two years after the FreeDOS open-source project began.

FreeDOS developers are hoping to officially release 1.2.0 on Christmas of this year. Details on FreeDOS 1.2 changes can be found here. FreeDOS 1.2 is coming four years after FreeDOS 1.1 and ten years since FreeDOS 1.0, representing quite a lot of changes for this project striving for a completely-free, DOS-compatible operating system. This is the last planned test release before next month's official debut.

Today's FreeDOS 1.2-RC2 announcement can be found via this blog.

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