LightDOS

A free operating system based on the FreeDOS kernel

As of 2014-08-11, this project may now be found at https://sourceforge.net/p/carbon-os/.

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LightDOS is no longer being developed or maintained, but it's replacement Carbon is currently in alpha stage: https://sourceforge.net/p/carbon-os/

Read this page on the wiki for more information: https://sourceforge.net/mirror/lightdos/wiki/Home/

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LightDOS is essentially the DOS equivalent of Ubuntu linux. LightOS comes built-in with the oZone desktop environment, mouse drivers, long file name support, improved commands, and more.

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Features

  • Uses the FreeDOS kernel, so it can run nearly every program made for DOS (100,00+ programs). Examples include Microsoft Word, DOOM, Quake, Oregon Trail, and Wolfenstein 3D.
  • Includes many utilities and drivers that other DOS-like operating systems don’t include. Things like a desktop, improved command line, silent boot.
  • If you install the HX DOS Extender, you can run most Windows console programs inside LightDOS, including 7-Zip, DOSBox, QEMU, and more.
  • The DJGGP Development Environment lets you create (or port existing) C++ applications for LightDOS. Many current programming languages are compatible with LightDOS.
  • LightDOS can be booted from a USB drive or CD, so it’s perfect for recovery and you can access files on your hard drive with the File Manager. Most PC companies provide BIOS updates as a DOS executable, which LightDOS is capable of running.
  • Standard release for most users, and Pro release for experienced DOS users.

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2012-11-01
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