Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Apr 2006 20:10 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation Serenity Systems has released beta 2 of eComStation 2.0. Improvements include, but are not limited to: ACPI which now works better; SNAP Graphics boots directly from the CD; support for JFS booting; Firefox/Thunderbird replaced Mozilla; Cairo has been added; and much more. eComStation betas are available to registred customers.
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Will it install on intel Macs?
by Sabon on Tue 11th Apr 2006 21:12 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

Will it install (dual boot) on intel Macs? If yes I'll buy it.

Having a machine to run Mac OS X, eComstation, and Haiku would be great. (No Windows here).

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this is awsome
by poundsmack on Tue 11th Apr 2006 22:06 UTC
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2005-07-13

ecomstation is showing a lot of promise. i am really looking forward to the final release or 2.0

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nifty
by Noremacam on Tue 11th Apr 2006 22:24 UTC
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2006-03-08

It's good to see an old operating system being refreshed and put to good use.

I remember in 1995 os/2 was my desktop of choice... Towards the end of the BBS age..

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Cairo?
by Ronald Vos on Tue 11th Apr 2006 22:57 UTC
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

Cairo, as in vector-based graphics library?

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RE: Cairo?
by poundsmack on Wed 12th Apr 2006 00:03 UTC in reply to "Cairo?"
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2005-07-13

the very same...

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$$$
by lopisaur on Wed 12th Apr 2006 00:09 UTC
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2006-02-27

It would be nice if companies stopped making you pay to become a beta tester, after all, you're actually helping them.
I used OS/2 until Version 4, then my new hardware wouldn't boot it anymore...
I'd gladly use eComstation on a second PC, just for kicks.

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RE: $$$
by Tuishimi on Wed 12th Apr 2006 00:48 UTC in reply to "$$$"
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2005-07-06

They have a live CD of the current version (non-beta). I tried it on my 3 year old IBM PC... it worked well. Maybe the figure that if you pay to be in the Beta program, you will actually use it/test it and report back to them, since you've invested somethiing into it.

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Beta program
by Kancept on Wed 12th Apr 2006 04:26 UTC
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2006-01-09

You actually aren't paying to be in a beta program. The people who are receiving the beta, such as me, are those who have purchased upgrade protection. It's basically all updates, drivers, betas, and finals for you. It's very reminicent of the annual contracts from IBM. They happen to be including 2.0 final if you have the upgrade protection at all in this case.

I myself use eCom as my main OS, so it's been worth it for me. They are really making strides and there is a ton out there for the OS that many people don't know about.

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Screenshots
by n0xx on Wed 12th Apr 2006 12:49 UTC
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2005-07-12

Can anyone post some screenshots?

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RE: Screenshots
by Cris on Wed 12th Apr 2006 22:17 UTC in reply to "Screenshots"
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2006-04-12