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.