Linked by Adam S on Wed 8th Jan 2003 19:29 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OS2World.com reports that IBM has released their OS/2 strategy for 2003. They appear to be pushing the WebSphere Software Platform as well as client and server upgrades to Warp 4. The report can be viewed at IBM's website.
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If only
by Charlie on Wed 8th Jan 2003 20:36 UTC

They could/would open source OS/2... but that's just a dream *sigh*

re: If only
by Simba on Wed 8th Jan 2003 22:26 UTC

Stardock Systems nearly aquired OS/2 from IBM a few years ago, and they intended to revive OS/2 and release a brand new version. But IBM backed out of the deal at the last minute saying "We believe it is not in our customer's best interest to have a new version of OS/2."

I don't think IBM has a clue what is in their customer's best interest.

ecomstation....
by mopar on Wed 8th Jan 2003 23:03 UTC

is what OS/2 Warp 4.5 would have been... look at www.ecomstation.com. I am tempted to buy it, but it is a little pricey.

Little pricey, well Yes & No ...
by Kim on Thu 9th Jan 2003 00:26 UTC

ecomstation might look at bit pricey if you just are looking for the OS without thinking about that you actually get a huge load of extra software along. One of the best add-ons you get along is Lotus SmartSuite and that itself cost a bit.

For more reading what's in eCS check following posting:

http://www.os2world.com/cgi-bin/news/viewnews.cgi?category=2&id=989...

eCS
by Jace on Thu 9th Jan 2003 00:49 UTC

I still am not quite sure what exactly eComStation is. Is it actually OS/2 version 4?

I agree with Simba: I don't think [insert computer industry company here] has a clue what is in their customers' best interests.

OS/2 ???
by haiqu on Thu 9th Jan 2003 03:53 UTC

Is that thing still alive? Sheesh. Wonder if they got it to install on SCSI yet without locking up.

I only ever bought three commercial OS packages (which is not to say I haven't used many others):

OS/2 v3
OS/2 Warp 4
BeOS 4.5.2

Once you've found perfection there's no going back.

Q: What is eCS A: ...
by Kim on Thu 9th Jan 2003 09:50 UTC

The first release of eCS was based on the updated code from IBM called either MCP or ACP (Merlin (client) resp. Aurora (server) Convenience Package). When speaking of version number it would be v4.52 of OS/2 from IBM. The codebase to make it really easy used is based on IBM OS2 Warp Server for e-Business (WSFeB). So for example among other one of the nice features that the client code got from this package was the JFS FS among other.

Most SCSI systems work fine.
by Richard Steiner on Thu 9th Jan 2003 20:36 UTC

> Wonder if they got it to install on SCSI yet without locking up.

I've been using Warp 4 with an Adaptec 2940U since 1996, and with a 2940UW on the other OS/2 box since 1997.