FreeGEM is a computer GUI first released in 1985. GEM stands for "Graphical Environment Manager". FreeGEM is the open source version of Digital Research's GEM. Gui is a French form of the male name Guy. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Digital Research, Inc. ... See also GEM. See also Jem. ...
FreeGEM code works on almost every version of DOS, and runs on almost every IBM compatible PC.
The FreeGEM development team are working on making the DR GEM code more functional, and on providing programming support. Anyone with an interest in FreeGEM should join the GEM Development mailing list, where all the FreeGEM programmers can be found. You can download all the FreeGEM binaries and source code in one package through the OpenGEM SDK. The OpenGEM SDK also contains language bindings, documentation, and compilers. There are additional FreeGEM resources available through John Elliott's GEM website (see external links below).
OpenGEM is the most popular FreeGEM distribution. Other distributions include Owen's FreeGEM Distribution, and FreeGEM 3.00b. OpenGEM is currently the only maintained distribution. OpenGEM is a distribution of FreeGEM, a graphical user interface for DOS. OpenGEM is a non-multitasking 16bit GUI. OpenGEM is currently available in three different forms: OpenGEM Core is a small, compact GUI that requires less than one megabyte of space to install. ...
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