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The 90's called. They want their operating system back.
But seriously, I wonder what OS/2 would have become if it had the leadership position that Windows has had for the past 20 years.
Would there be both desktop/server versions? Would it be insanely overpriced?
Would MacOS X be on top again?
WOULD IT FINALLY BE THE YEAR OF THE LINUX DESKTOP???
Or, would IBM have gotten the horrible UI issues that pop up in certain places ironed out, priced it reasonably, and the PC market would look nearly identical as it does now?
Why, if you don't like something, do you bother posting? If you don't like ecomstation, just don't read and/or comment.
He ask valid question tho.
Played with 2.1 a couple months ago after mucking around with OS2 4.1. eCS is definitely a big step over OS2 but gee wizz after using Linux for 10 years now full time it's tough to use again. We are way spoilt now days with Linux. Back then tinkering with OS2 for days was the way it was to be, now days we can get Linux set up and doing meaningful work in a couple hrs.
It would be great if Haiku or Syllable and such catch up so we can have something different. OS2/eCS is just too old hat now.
I've been using Haiku about half-time for about a month now. There are some strange glitches, but it's pretty darn close to being a serious option.
For anyone that just want the release notes and the changes: http://ewiki.ecomstation.nl/ecomstation22beta
ACPI, CUPS, PNG Desktop, RDP client, New WPA supplicant, and some other goodies.
Finally no need for buying 3d party software just to get prettier icons. (not that i do anyways but still it is a nice feature, and makes the desktop look a little friendlier and less pixelated.)
New version of eComStation supports ACPI standard. The development of ACPI sub-system was started in 2005. Loong way..
You can run eComStation on modern hardware, here is the list of tested hardware -- http://en.ecomstation.ru/hardware.php
Computers with Core 2 Duo, ATOM, Core i3/i5/i7..