4DOS Alternatives

    4DOS is described as 'command line interpreter by JP Software, designed to replace the default command interpreter COMMAND.COM in DOS and Windows 95/98/Me. The 4DOS family of programs are meant to replace the default command processor' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to 4DOS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is DOSBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 4DOS are FreeDOS (Free, Open Source), Boxer (Free, Open Source), DOSBox SVN Daum (Free, Open Source) and PC DOS (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 30, 2017

    1. DOSBox is an emulator program which emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running a DOS operating system. Many IBM PC compatible graphics and sound cards are also emulated.
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    2. FreeDOS is a complete, free, 100% MS-DOS compatible operating system. Works on old hardware, in DOS emulators, and in embedded systems.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac. There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.
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    3. This build is an enhanced SVN build which incorporates unofficial features and fixes that are not officially part of DOSBox.

      Discontinued

      Last updated: 2015-01-25

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      • Windows
      IBM PC DOS was an operating system for the IBM Personal Computer, manufactured and sold by IBM from the 1980s to the 2000s. Before version 6.1, PC DOS was an IBM-branded version of MS-DOS.

      Discontinued

      Last known build is from 2003.

      Last documented use as a commercially licensed product was in 2009.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_DOS#cite_note-16

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    4. [Development stage] JavaScript PC DOS Emulator
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      This is an x86 emulator written in pure Java based on the Dosbox project. It currently supports running Dosbox's built in DOS and well as booting into Windows 95/98/NT4.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Magic Dosbox is a highly optimized Android port of the powerful DOSBox emulator. Designed specifically for mobile, the control system allows running apps anywhere without the need of external hardware.
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