Conditions of Use

By using this site, you agree to the following conditions.

If you disagree with any of these conditions, please do not use this site in any manner. We reserve the right to change these conditions at any time to comply with legal or other circumstances. Your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.


In accordance with the End User License Agreements (EULAs) issued by Microsoft® Corporation, IBM Corporation®, and related vendors whose products appear on this website, be advised that the material is owned by the respective companies; that its use here is under the terms of "fair use", meaning that use of product images requires appropriate copyright and ownership citation - initially with prominence (this statement), and then with at least 50% citation of content thereafter. You are prohibited from transmitting or distributing material from this site to others. You are prohibited from using any information or images on this site for selling or promoting services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose. You are specifically prohibited from using anything on this site to defame, abuse, harass, or otherwise infringe on the legal rights of the manufacturers or other parties herein named or unnamed.


16BitOS.COM is managed and hosted in the State of California. Its use is designed primarily for citizens of the U.S. If you are not a U.S. resident, you can use this site, but you are responsible for making sure that your actions comply with the laws in your area. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term to the agreement, in which case we may at our sole discretion amend the agreement.


We are not liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, the materials on this site, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, and/or loss of programs or other data on your information handling system, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. This applies to either/both your original use or use through a third party. This site and its contents are provided to you "as-is" with no warranty expressed for its use or otherwise implied in any way.


The following conditions relate to our use or non-use of images, photographs, documents, technical data, or other items as related to their inclusion herein:

Both Microsoft® and IBM® (and several OEM vendors) prohibit the use of any product name in a third party Internet domain name. With the purpose of branding products by name, the manufacturer assumes that name recognition will relate to their company and not a third party. Our original site address does not infer any specific product information that would otherwise lead to assumption that we represent the creators or owners of the products we catalog.

The software used on this site is the property of the respective manufacturers and protected by laws and provisions. The installation and use of the operating system software is permitted on a single machine; the copying of the programs onto any machine readable or printed for the purpose of supporting our use on a single machine is allowed. The duplication of the media is covered as a legally prohibited action except for a single backup copy for archival use by the licensee. The duplication of printed manuals in whole or in part is prohibited, with the exception of reduced-sized scans that reflect the general appearance of the documents or packaging that would not otherwise allow for unauthorized duplication.

The use and/or depiction of diskette labels or boot screens for the purpose of product identification is permissible, as long as they obscure any serial number, installation code, and/or mask out specific features that would otherwise allow unauthorized duplication, and are accompanied by a copyright notice reflecting the ownership of the respective company. No source code, either in its release state or reverse engineered, is on this site. Any requests for copies of files, disks, manuals, packaging, or any other original product defined as under copyright or license agreement is not allowed and will not be agreed to.

Many versions of DOS ship with both 5.25" and 3.5" media. Pursuant to the licensing agreements from the respective manufacturers, the second set must not be installed on any computer. However, it is permissible to list the contents of the diskettes and display approximate images of the packaging as defined above. This site uses only one media format or the other for the purpose of version summaries, but not both. Citation is made that a second media version exists and whenever possible all legal information pursuant to the second variation is listed. The loaning, leasing, transfer, or installation of the second set of media is prohibited, except as a use expressly permitted in the terms of the manufacturer's licensing agreement.

MS-DOS® is a registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. IBM®, IBM DOS®, and PC DOS® are registered trademarks of IBM® Corporation. All citations and use of other names herein contained but not mentioned here, their products and trademarks, brands, or other characterizations, are copyrighted by the original owners.


You may link to this site only after receiving permission from us. Your sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. We reserve the right to seek administrative or legal remedy if necessary to protect this condition.


All original content on this website that is not directly related to the terms and conditions of the foregoing is property of the site's curator, in capacity as an original work, which is All Rights Reserved 2002-2014. Posting this site on the World Wide Web confirms the assumption this site will be widely and publicly available. Permission to reprint any content on this site must be requested through us. Our granting of permission for your request will be pursuant to satisfying the legal stipulations mentioned herein, and others that may not be contained here, but are provisions of the manufacturers now, or in the future. In the event of contest, the exclusive rights of the manufacturers shall prevail. In any event, it is incumbent of the requestor to be aware of these terms and satisfy them in whole before any permission will be granted.

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