Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:54 UTC, submitted by Neil Waldhauer
OS/2 and eComStation Suntan Special 0.52 has been released. "Suntan Special creates a well configured workstation or server by installing a sequence of fixes, patches, drivers and applications to your OS/2 or eComStation computer. Each fix, driver or application is installed by running the setup program. If possible, the setup program is run in unattended mode, otherwise instructions are provided as needed. Suntan Special can reboot the system as needed and continue running when the reboot is complete. When you are satisfied with the sequence you have made to create the workstation or server you need, you can run it each time you need another server or workstation."
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$29.99?
by Zoidberg on Wed 27th Sep 2006 14:25 UTC
Zoidberg
Member since:
2006-02-11

I like OS/2 so this sounded really interesting until I saw their page and learned you have to pay 30 dollars for it. WTF? It might make installing them easier but the patches and drivers are all freely available. I think I can manage to run the setup programs myself without paying for an REXX script from some blonde guy to do it for me.

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RE: $29.99?
by twenex on Wed 27th Sep 2006 14:58 UTC in reply to "$29.99?"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

I think I can manage to run the setup programs myself without paying for an REXX script from some blonde guy to do it for me.

Would it make a difference if he were ginger? No, that's not an offer. I'm more, sort of, bald!

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RE: $29.99?
by rcsteiner on Wed 27th Sep 2006 16:07 UTC in reply to "$29.99?"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Sounds like something similar to the fixpak update discs and such that different sites have put out for OS/2 over the years.

For some folks it isn't worth it, but I can see it being nice for folks who don't have good internet access (or even for some that do) to have all of those programs and such gathered on one disk with a centralized installation routine.

Too bad it doesn't include more development tools and/or XFree86 stuff, though. :-)

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Been around
by Kancept on Wed 27th Sep 2006 19:11 UTC
Kancept
Member since:
2006-01-09

This guy has been doing this for years. While I personally have never used his stuff, I can see where it'd be useful, especially back in the day when we didn't have the updatels and such that we do now. It's nothing new, as the previous posters seem to sound like they are saying.

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