FreeDOS Alternatives

    FreeDOS is described as 'complete, free, 100% MS-DOS compatible operating system. Works on old hardware, in DOS emulators, and in embedded systems' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to FreeDOS for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Windows 7. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Windows95 or DOSBox SVN Daum. Other great apps like FreeDOS are PC DOS (Paid), 4DOS (Free) and Magic Dosbox (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 30, 2020

    1. Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish. Windows 7 is built with the codebase from Vista and is a minor upgrade (6.


      Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ended on January 14, 2020.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Windows 95 in Electron. Runs on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Does it work? Yes! Quite well, actually. Should this have been a native app? Absolutely. Does it run Doom (or my other favorite game)?

    2. This build is an enhanced SVN build which incorporates unofficial features and fixes that are not officially part of DOSBox.


      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.


      Last known build is from 2003.

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

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      PC DOS vs FreeDOS opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      sandrogarofalo It is a commercial alternative to the D.O.S.... Freedos is a direct descendant of it.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      4DOS is a 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.
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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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