Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 25th Mar 2003 03:24 UTC, submitted by Butch Langel
OS/2 and eComStation At $200US the new version of eComStation, 1.1, is available for purchase. No news yet about new features as the press release is not up yet to the newly redesigned eComStation web site. Additionally, OS/2World.com published a recap of last year's OS/2 activities and happenings in an editorial. Our Take: Any idea why the SMP version of eCS 1.1 is cheaper than the non-SMP version? Anyone?
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SMP is add-on
by SteveW on Tue 25th Mar 2003 03:44 UTC

I don't think the SMP version is cheaper, I think that is an additional charge to the base version.

*barf*
by anonymous on Tue 25th Mar 2003 04:13 UTC

you'd think if they were trying to sell something, they'd make their site a bit more userfriendly... hell, i'd settle for it just having a logical layout.

Re: *barf*
by anonymous on Tue 25th Mar 2003 04:15 UTC

my mistake. i was at http://www.serenity-systems.com, not ecomstation.biz. freaky.

All well and good, But...
by Gil Bates on Tue 25th Mar 2003 04:25 UTC

Before I even consider running eCS on something, I need to see a hardware compatibiliy list and I was unable to find one anywhere on there website.

Oooops
by RLD on Tue 25th Mar 2003 06:08 UTC

I've been playing on the Mac so much that I almost forgot about eCs. Wonder if my subscription is still active (maybe; just barely). Time to get a power supply for the eCs machine and update it before my upgrade protection expires.

source
by setag llib on Tue 25th Mar 2003 09:54 UTC

i would like to know if eCS people have the os/2 source code and if they're allowed to modify or improve it?

Screenshots..
by bas on Tue 25th Mar 2003 11:08 UTC


Here are some screenshots (v. 1.0)
I wonder does it still run 16/32-bits Windows Applications?

http://www.ecomstation.com/gallery/index.php?

Re: bas
by JY on Tue 25th Mar 2003 11:17 UTC

>I wonder does it still run 16/32-bits Windows Applications?

Yes it does (for the latest 32-bit windows apps, you can either run VirtualPC for OS/2 with a Windows client OS, or many apps run under the free Odin API's which map to Win32 API's)

Also, Java 1.4.1_02 is bundled with the new version.

HTH,
Jean-Yves

HCLs and sources
by Cesar Cardoso on Tue 25th Mar 2003 13:12 UTC

Gil Bates: Before I even consider running eCS on something, I need to see a hardware compatibiliy list and I was unable to find one anywhere on there website.

I also wanted to find their HCL. Where is it?

setag llib: i would like to know if eCS people have the os/2 source code and if they're allowed to modify or improve it?

IIRC, yes, Serenity licensed the OS/2 source code for IBM.

w@r3Z
by mdma on Tue 25th Mar 2003 16:18 UTC

How long before it's on edonkey/kazaa? ;-)

Re: Cesar Cardoso
by Ronald on Tue 25th Mar 2003 17:11 UTC

IIRC, yes, Serenity licensed the OS/2 source code for IBM.
Actually Serenity Systems doesn't have access to the OS/2 source code. If they did we'd have anti-aliasing right now!

no thanks
by James on Tue 25th Mar 2003 17:50 UTC

it's UGLY

nice try to the guy who used the 'gravity well' wallpaper and imported all his BeOS icons.

COlors
by Daan on Tue 25th Mar 2003 21:07 UTC

Can you still paint buttons?
In Warp 3 one could paint each individual button on the screen with a color, by dragging colors from the color control panel.

Re: COlors
by Ronald on Tue 25th Mar 2003 21:44 UTC

Yes you can still paint buttons by drag & drop.

Graphics compatibility
by Andrew on Tue 25th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC

eCs uses an earlier version of SciTech Display Doctor to provide decent graphics support on a wide range of chipsets. Additionally eCS is compatible with SciTech SNAP Graphics for OS/2 which offers support for 180+ chipsets many with advanced features such as zooming, multi-head, TV-Out, and custom modes and more.

Now we know why MS bought Connectix...
by Jace on Wed 26th Mar 2003 01:07 UTC

So they could kill VirtualPC for OS/2.

I must add..
by Jace on Wed 26th Mar 2003 01:10 UTC

Still too expensive