8" floppy project

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Tue Aug 10 10:26:53 2004

  BTW someone was collecting a list of operating systems and the machines
that they ran on. Does anyone know if and where it's posted?


   What about FreeDOS? Or they just call it that for kicks? There's also
Minux and Linux which may not technically public domain but they're
certainly free. I'm not sure about the older versions of DR-DOS but but I
seem to recall that they're in the public domain now too and I believe CPM
also is. Anybody know the status of CPM-86? The last that I heard MPM was
still being sold commercially but I expect that it may end up in the public
domain before long.


At 10:53 AM 8/10/04 -0400, you wrote:
>> Name another computer with as many choices of OS and as many
>> versions, including third party and public domain OSs.
>Public domain? While admittedly I haven't specifically looked, I don't
>think I've ever seen a public domain OS for anything, even for values
>of "OS" as marginal as MS-DOS. (Not to detract from your basic point,
>which I agree with - if there are public domain OSes out there, I would
>expect most of them to be for peecees....)
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