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Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Dec. 12, 2016
Microsoft wants to make it clear that the last bits of MS-DOS, cmd.exe, aren’t going away

So, while Microsoft is keeping cmd around, albeit on the back burner, if you still must have the full MS-DOS and your floppy disks have long since given up their magnetic ghosts, FreeDOS will let you keep running your DOS programs for years, maybe decades, to come.

If, however, you want to manage modern Windows systems, it’s well past time that you picked up PowerShell. Sooner or later, cmd.exe is going to disappear into that great bit-farm in the sky.


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