Why use FreeDOS in 2017? Who uses FreeDOS today?

DOS is one of the oldest PC operating system, but it is still useful. There are lots of great DOS applications that still do the job, and of course there are plenty of classic DOS games that are still fun to play.

FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS. It doesn't cost anything to download and use FreeDOS. You can also share FreeDOS for others to enjoy, because all FreeDOS programs are distributed under the GNU General Public License or a similar open source software license. In his talk, FreeDOS founder and project coordinator Jim Hall will talk about the history of FreeDOS, and where FreeDOS is headed next.