After many years a new version of FreeDos will be released with huge improvements and bugfixes. The official FreeDOS 1.2 distribution will be available on Sunday, December 25, 2016. FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS. FreeDOS can be booted from a floppy disk or USB flash drive. It can also be run using virtualization software like Virtual PC and VirtualBox or x86 emulation software, such as Bochs and QEMU.