A few months ago I posted here about my new FreeDOS distribution aimed at
beginner DOS users, named Cobalt. Today I released Cobalt OS 1.2, and I
wanted to share the most exciting new changes.

- VirtualBox is now fully supported. Right now Cobalt can detect if it is
running under VirtualBox, and suggests the user disable the VT-x/AMD-V
virtualization feature that breaks a lot of DOS programs. In the future,
I'm going to try and extend this to some form of file sharing.

- Support for Windows 3.0, 3.1, and 3.11. Cobalt detects if Windows is
installed, and if so, tells the user they can use the 'RUNWIN' command to
start Windows. The runwin command is basically a batch file to run the DOSX
executable directly, since win.com has issues on FreeDOS.

- Greatly improved the installer to support repairing an existing
installation of Cobalt. And as always, you can 'upgrade' to Cobalt from an
existing installation of MS-DOS/FreeDOS without losing any files.

- Cobalt has switched to JEMMEX for memory management.

That's pretty much it, feel free to check out the GitHub project
<https://github.com/corbindavenport/cobalt/releases/tag/1.2> to download
the disc image. I would love to hear any feedback you might have.

Corbin <http://corbin.cc/>
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