I think the software NAZI's rarely bother with dos, not worth the effort
I think if you own copies of the original cd's it gives you some right to
copies of contained software - reasonable use rule I think. I own a lot
of 95,98 & me and zillions of copies have been destroyed over the years
so there lots
of unused licenes out there..
On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:07:24 -0500 Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> writes:
> Guys, you absolutely can't be this stubborn or naive. I'm not trying
> to be
> a hardass here, but you have to avoid mistakes like this, or it'll
> cost ya.
> U.S. copyright law does not give us the "right" to "copy" things at
> esp. not commercial, proprietary software from one of the biggest
> in the world. (For pete's sake, they have 128,000+ employees, and
> more than enough lawyers with nothing better to do than harass
> people like
> I know it's a drag, but just because software is "old" (even
> decades) or
> even no longer sold does not mean that it's "abandonware" or that
> you can
> do whatever you want with it, even for non-commercial private
> personal use.
> "Feel free to keep/share" doesn't apply at all, at least not in the
> And "original author" almost certainly didn't mean "Microsoft
> so nobody else can give permission. (I'm not aware of many, if any,
> exceptions to this, certainly not for end users.)
> Please, don't share such links, esp. not on a FreeDOS mailing list.
> pete's sake, FreeDOS is twenty years old, explicitly to "replace"
> (from scratch!) because Microsoft was giving up on it (as standalone
> product). FreeDOS should be plenty good enough for "most" uses, and
> it is
> free/libre in all senses of the word (or as close as possible, for
> A program is free software if the program's users have the four
> * The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose
> (freedom 0).
> * The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it
> does your
> computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a
> precondition for this.
> * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
> * The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to
> (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance
> benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a
> precondition for
> There's nothing inherently illegal about buying or using old
> software. But
> you normally cannot override the original copyright holder without
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Corbin Davenport
> > I'm afraid not (it's a rather hefty 11MB), but I did upload it to
> Google Drive as a public file. Feel free to keep/share the file, the
> original author's site went down a long time ago and I had it saved
> on a
> flash drive for some reason.
> > [Fixed] Link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
> > The installation script is rather interesting, as it uses a
> of a batch script executables to make something that looks a lot
> like the
> old Windows install program. I re-used parts of it as the
> installation for
> my FreeDOS distro Carbon OS!
> > On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Dale E Sterner
> >> Is the iso file small enough to email?
> >> DS
> >> On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:41:12 -0400 Corbin Davenport
> >> <davenportcor...@gmail.com> writes:
> >> > It's possible to use MS-DOS 7.1 standalone by creating a backup
> >> > using
> >> > Windows 98, I believe (Windows 95 was 7.0, and ME was 8.0). If
> >> > anyone's
> >> > interested, I have an MS-DOS 7.1 ISO with an installation
> >> > that
> >> > someone uploaded years ago to some abandonware site that is no
> >> > longer live.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM, Dale E Sterner
> >> > <sunbeam...@juno.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Where did you get ms dos 7.1 as a stand alone package without
> >> > Windows?
> >> > > I use PC dos 7.1 alone but have never seen a MS version.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > DS
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