Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Aug 2005 11:52 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation The August edition of the VOICE newsletter is out. VOICE is a newsletter for the OS/2 community. The August edition includes articles on of course IBM quitting support for OS/2, OS/2 in the living room, image acquisition and much more.
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Nice newsletter
by Javier O. Augusto on Wed 10th Aug 2005 14:18 UTC
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2005-08-10

I really enjoyed the "OS/2 in the living room" article. Sums up what you can _STILL_ do with eCom || OS/2 nowadays.

Regards

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v Another nice OS ruined by Microseft
by Anonymous on Wed 10th Aug 2005 16:29 UTC
ah the nostalgia
by kiz01 on Wed 10th Aug 2005 17:04 UTC
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2005-07-06

I used OS/2 for a couple of years in the late 90s. I bought Warp 3 and upgraded to Warp 4 a year or so later. I loved it! It was stable and far more configurable than Windows. Once I added Stardock's Object Desktop to it, I had the perfect system. OK there was one flaw. I couldn't find any software for it and I couldn't afford the subscription model IBM was pushing so I couldn't get updates. That's what killed it for me and I was very sad to see it go. Windows was never quite as fun. However, I am getting into Linux now and I see some real possibilities (I'm actually becoming quite the Xandros fan).

Anyways, I admire the people of VOICE who have hung on so admirably. You've got a great OS there. Good for you!

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poor guy's dictionary ? :)
by l3v1 on Wed 10th Aug 2005 18:32 UTC
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2005-07-06

From the link:

"It should play music (MP3) as well as videos (MPEG), and I would also like to view pictures (photos)."

:] I (me) really (indeed) had fun (enjoyed) reading (browsing through) the article (text) on the linked web page (text with hyperlinks) ;)

/* OS/2 just rocks. Still. */

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RE: poor guy's dictionary ? :)
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 11th Aug 2005 02:37 UTC in reply to "poor guy's dictionary ? :)"
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2005-07-06

I (me) really (indeed) had fun (enjoyed) reading (browsing through) the article (text) on the linked web page (text with hyperlinks)

I cry aloud with mirth and merriment.

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RE: poor guy's dictionary ? :)
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 05:43 UTC in reply to "poor guy's dictionary ? :)"
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From the link:

"It should play music (MP3) as well as videos (MPEG), and I would also like to view pictures (photos)."

:] I (me) really (indeed) had fun (enjoyed) reading (browsing through) the article (text) on the linked web page (text with hyperlinks) ;)

/* OS/2 just rocks. Still. */


Owwww, Come one.... :-)
Music in this context could mean a lot of things, like ogg files, vqf files, wmf files and such. The guy just added the note for the sake of clarity. Same for video (He evens warned on the article that he already had an appliance dedicated to record TV shows into DVDs, so he didnīt need his Multimedia PC to do it... See, I did it, too! :-)).

But I have to agree with the pictures (photos) thing: Who the hell spends time browsing pictures on his living room other than family and/or travel photos? :-P

Cheers,

DeadFish Man

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other areas of eComStation usage
by Anonymous on Wed 10th Aug 2005 23:06 UTC
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eComStation (OS/2) is used in many areas -- http://ecomstation.ru/solutions/?action=solutions
So, one more success story.. I like this!

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What support??
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 08:17 UTC
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articles on of course IBM quitting support for OS/2


I don't remember seeing IBM ever supporting the thing.

Great system though, I think it is still being used on most of France Telecom desktops.
It was dead stable. A bit ugly but stable.

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