PC DOS Alternatives

    PC DOS is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to PC DOS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is DOSBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PC DOS are FreeDOS (Free, Open Source), DOSBox SVN Daum (Free, Open Source), 4DOS (Free) and Magic Dosbox (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 9, 2020

    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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    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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      • 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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