DOS on Its Death Bed?

DeviceLogics releases what could well be the final version of DR-DOS to hit the market.

DeviceLogics, keeper of the DR-DOS code base, released this week what might be the final upgrade to the 17-year-old DOS operating-system variant. At the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, DeviceLogics took the wraps off DR-DOS 8.0, the first update to DR-DOS since 1999. The primary new feature of the 8.0 release is FAT32/large-partition support, which DeviceLogics is targeting at customers with DOS-based embedded applications that are built atop FAT32 platforms.

DeviceLogics also rolled out at the show a DR-DOS-based Linux application called DRLX 1.0, which DeviceLogics is positioning as a migration utility for customers who want to migrate from DOS to Linux. While Microsoft's now-defunct MS-DOS is the probably the best known of the DOS flavors (Microsoft buried MS-DOS inside Windows, as of Windows 95), DR-DOS has had its share of backers through the years.

News source: eWeek

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