On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 1:46 PM, Jim Hall <jh...@freedos.org> wrote:
> I track how many times people download the FreeDOS 1.2 distribution, and I
> thought I'd share that we are about to reach 1 million downloads since
> FreeDOS 1.2 was released. We'll hit 1 million tomorrow.

Congrats, Jim (et al).

> I'd normally post a news item about this right away tomorrow, but tomorrow I
> am traveling home from vacation. I won't be able to post a news item until
> the day after. But I wanted to let you all know it's coming. :-)

Good news indeed. DOS lives!

> Here are the stats:
> ...
> The first line is a total from all previous months, then each line is a
> daily count (today's is a partial count, since the job runs in the middle of
> the day). The last line is the running total so far (999,142 downloads of
> FreeDOS 1.2).

Obviously, FreeDOS is very good (and highly underrated). To badly
paraphrase Dennis Ritchie, "FreeDOS is very simple, it just needs a
genius to understand its simplicity." Also, "DOS is quirky, flawed,
and an enormous success."

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