Last update: 15-01-2022
DOS Page links
The WayBack Machine archive of Simtel.net just before it shut down in 2013.
You can actually download software (from an old mirror site?) through its
Click on "pub", then scroll down to "simtelnet" for a Simtel.net mirror with
working download links.
Simtel 20 MS-DOS Archive
Here is information on an old Simtel CD-ROM from 1992; you can download its
ISO file. The Internet Archive
Software Collection is a general repository of old software.
A university DOS software archive that, when the server failed in 2012, was
collected in one gigabyte-sized zipfile and put up for download. The collection
is also available on CD-ROM.
Microsoft Wiki - MS-DOS
The history of MS-DOS, its versions, the different names it went under and
th names of its competitors, its limitations and links to other sites, which
may be dead.
Network Encyclopedia -
A much shorter summary of the history and versions of MS-DOS.
WinWorld - MS-DOS
All MS-DOS versions for download, starting with the oldest, with release
notes. For educational purposes.
Computer hope - what
An introduction to MS-DOS on a computer help site, with links to related
concepts and, more importantly, a reference page for all commands that can be
used on the Microsoft DOS and
Windows command line.
Lifewire has a Complete
List of MS-DOS Commands.
Doctor DOS Betamax
Presents: THE DOS OPERATING SYSTEM
Information for how to get hands-on with MS-DOS. Of particular interest,
despite its warning of many dead links: the
Directory, which includes software links.
The Dos Page
Coincidentally named like mine and also with the same function: reviewing
software for DOS (and other OSes). But, unlike mine, a download site. Links may
Free Software for DOS
An almost-all-text site, reviews/downloads of free (for personal use)
software. Links may be dead; scroll up the page for the latest updates and how
to try and find missing downloads.
On the same site that has the Simtel 20 MS-DOS Archive and Garbo PC Software
Collection CD-ROMs: old DOS programs from shareware CD-ROMs and other sources,
most of them games that can be played in a browser using DOSBox, some
downloadable applications that I recognize like Calmira, WordPerfect and the
earliest version I know of Paint Shop Pro.
MS-DOS Games Online - Play DOS Games In Your
Old to very old games from the era of MS-DOS and VGA, playable in a browser
- Abandonia: a storehouse for old games, many
for DOS, some freeware, most abandonware. Games are downloadable if abandonware,
and sold via gog.com otherwise. Each game is described in detail, and may come
with extra resources such as maps and guides. A great site for those who missed
the computer game boom in the eighties and nineties, or who want to relive
Download free games on DOS Games
To quote the site's intro: "It's amazing how far computer games have
progressed. But have you ever felt the urge to take a trip back in time and
relive the games of the eighties and nineties? Well now you can! We have 1,128
DOS games in our archive that can be downloaded for free. The games are
shareware, freeware, playable demos and full versions that are released as
freeware or into the public domain."
Creating DOS Batch
The DOS batch file section of a general programming/scripting languages
site, listing batch file syntax.
Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages
All about scripts, including batch files, for many operating
The MS-DOS FAQ to
answer all your MS-DOS questions. The main
page links to QBasic and MS-DOS info and tutorials. In German only.
The FreeDOS Project
Home of FreeDOS, a still actively developed freeware operating system that
is intended to run any software written for MS-DOS.