The webserver hosting these pages is an Compaq Contura Aero 4/33 running Debian GNU/Linux.
It integrates as samba-fileserver into my windows-network. It works as mailserver,
as MySQL-Server and as rsync-backup solution for my wifes master thesis.
FreeDOS lacks this flexibility. Its networking possibilities are remarkable -
surfing with arachne was quite an experience, as well as logging into GNU/Linux from
DOS with ssh2dos. But in the end, compared with the capabilities of GNU/Linux on the
same weak machine, a DOS-network seems like some lost dinosaur.
Maybe for people with only 4MB RAM it's not overall useless. Maybe as
ssh-console for logging into a bigger machine, maybe for learning how to build
a low-tech-level network. It's all about hacking.
A small fish swimming in a sea of data.