I need to run MS-DOS applications under Ubuntu Linux, I can run win98, win2k, and winXP apps, but I need to be able to run win95 (or earlier [DOS]) apps. I'm using Crossover 6 Pro (a wine derivative) for running current apps. Can anyone help me out in getting my DOS apps to work? I need them for school homework.
wine is the open source version
crossover office is the commercial version
DosEmu like Mr. BlueSky said,
or use qemu to create a FreeDOS based virtual machine, but that is not preferred.
I wonder why you want to do that. I think bash shell is better than DOS many times.
As many people have already mentioned, DOSBox and DOSEMU are the two main ways to run DOS programs in Linux. There is a small difference though: DOSBox is an emulator and emulates an entire x86 PC in software, whereas DOSEMU virtualizes most of the hardware - that is, it runs directly on your processor without emulation. Other devices that aren't common on old DOS machines are emulated - such as a sound card and so on.