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FreeDOS (formerly Free-DOS and PD-DOS) is a free operating system for IBM PC compatible computers. It intends to provide a complete DOS-compatible environment for running legacy software and supporting embedded systems.<ref name="homepage">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Unlike MS-DOS, FreeDOS is composed of free and open source software, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.<ref name="SF">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Therefore, its base distribution does not require license fees or royalties and creation of custom distributions is permitted. However, other packages which form part of the FreeDOS project include non-GPL software considered worth preserving, such as 4DOS, which is distributed under a modified MIT license.<ref name="4DOS">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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