An anonymous reader writes: ComputerWorld Australia has a long interview with Jim Hall, the developer behind FreeDOS, talking about how and why FreeDOS keeps DOS alive, the history of FreeDOS and the upcoming FreeDOS 1.2 release. No major changes are planned in the next version. “The next version of FreeDOS won’t be multitasking, it won’t be 32-bit, it won’t run on ARM,” Hall said. “FreeDOS is still intended for Intel and Intel-compatible computers. You should still be able to run FreeDOS on your old 486 or old Pentium PC to play classic DOS games, run legacy business programs, and support embedded development.” New in the 1.2 release is an updated installer and some different packages. Good to see our favorite small OS still around.