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PC-MOS/386 Reborn in New Open Source Avataar

If you want to revisit the good old days of MS-DOS computing and programming, have fun with new PC-MOS/386!
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The open-sourced PC-MOS/386 v501 is unveiled for those who weren’t around in 1987. Much to everyone’s surprise it turned out that Roeland Jansen, one of its developers, still had PC-MOS’s source code on tape. After getting permissions from the other intellectual property owners to release the OS in July, an archaic operating system lives again. 

The suggested way to run the operating system is to use Unix/Linux’s dd command to create a bootable image from the floppy disk image. You can run it on VMWare Workstation or Oracle VirtualBox. The newly released code is under the General Public License (GPL) version 3 open-source license.                                                            For more…