Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jan 2007 22:08 UTC, submitted by Tom Lee Mullins aka BigWarpGuy
OS/2 and eComStation The winter issue of the OS2eCS eZine has been published, with various different articles on, among other subjects, OpenDOC, Warpstock Europe and North America, Lucide, and CBIRC.
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Ugly.
by cozby on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 00:37 UTC
cozby
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2006-03-08

Is it just me or is every OS2 based website insanely ugly?

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RE: Ugly.
by gilA on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 01:31 UTC in reply to "Ugly. "
gilA Member since:
2006-02-09

Sites like that should come with a popup warning "The site you're about to see can damage your vision. Click OK or Cancel..." Can someone write a FF extension similar to Adblock called Uglyblock?

Edited 2007-01-02 01:33

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RE: Ugly.
by FurryOne on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 04:50 UTC in reply to "Ugly. "
FurryOne Member since:
2006-01-23

>Is it just me or is every OS2 based website insanely ugly?

It's you. No, just kidding. I can't talk for the people who host OS/2 Websites, but I can talk for those of us who "ran" our websites on OS/2,... that's because many of us started when dial-up was 99% of our traffic. (Heck, my original host was a PS/2 486-66.) In the early 90's, if you used lots of graphics, you got lots of complaints, so page size was as small as possible. As an example, when I finally burned out, my website had over 5000 pages of HTML, including graphics, and only used 12-14MB of space. Also, many of us came from BBS backgrounds, where graphics were in ANSII.

-bob-
TheRef(tm)

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RE:Ugly
by flywheel on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 03:09 UTC
flywheel
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2005-12-28

You're quite right - screw the content.

Fecking, ejits!

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I didn't search for it yet...
by Tuishimi on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 07:49 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...but what is this WorkPlace OS they are talking about, OS/2 for PPC?

And, how would they get their hands on it? Is it open source? Is it this K42 project of IBM's they mentioned?

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RE: I didn't search for it yet...
by ronaldst on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 16:03 UTC in reply to "I didn't search for it yet..."
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workplace_OS

OS/2 for PowerPC was also never released to the public.

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no
by poundsmack on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 08:40 UTC
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

i am afriad that K42 and OS2 will not be having any offspring ever. see IBM left OS2 for a reason. they have no intention of reinventing it diferently. it apears that K42 is to IBM what Singularity is to microsoft. ecentialy a research and development project. a "what if." Those who still use OS2 or eComStation are primarily banks and companies that use legecy software. So if K42 kernel was used it would need an OS2 copatibility layer on top of it anyways. and running an OS2 virtual machine on top of a non OS2 native kernel would be pointless.

Though I must say as an OS enthusiest I do like eComStation very much. and 2.0 looks like it will be rather nice. I am looking forward to it.

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RE[2]: I didn't search for it yet...
by Tuishimi on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 16:14 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow. Interesting. Thanks. When in need to know, wikipedia...

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