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Project Description

SvarDOS is an open-source project that is meant to integrate the best out of the currently available DOS tools, drivers and games.

DOS development has been abandoned by commercial players a very long time ago, mostly during early nineties. Nowadays, it survives solely through the efforts of hobyists and retro-enthusiasts, but this is a highly sparse and unorganized ecosystem. SvarDOS makes it easy to find and install applications using a network-enabled package manager.

When installed, SvarDOS is a minimalist DOS system that offers only the most basic tools for system administration. It is up to the user to install additional packages.

Care is taken so SvarDOS is 8086-compatible. This applies exclusively to the "base" operating system, though - extra packages may require a 386+ CPU.

SvarDOS files are published under the terms of the MIT license. This applies only to SvarDOS-specific files, though - the packages may be subject to different licenses (GPL, BSD, Public Domain, Freeware...).

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[SVN] Commit revision 205
zip files with floppy images contain a readme
[SVN] Commit revision 204
iso file is distributed as a zip archive
[SVN] Commit revision 203
fdinst.exe is always on a:
[SVN] Commit revision 202
removed useless fluff from the boot install floppy
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