Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Mar 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The fourth beta of eComStation 2.0 has been released. Some of the new features include better wireless support, the Lucide document viewer, the Psi/2 instant messenger, SAMBA, and much more. "This is the fourth beta release of the eComStation 2.0. This product is available for download to all registered eComStation customers with active Software Subscription Services."
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> subject: eComStation is cheaper than Microsoft OS

>"Plus the price of $259 for a full copy of eCS 1.2 is ridiculous."

Microsoft 'OSes' are not cheap
$ 239 Price of Microsoft Vista Home Premium
$ 399 Price of Windows Vista Ultimate

cost of constant anti-virus software
Microsoft revoking activation
License prohibit use in virtual machine
users time and stress over being hacked and spywared
countless viruses, worms, tojans, spyware, ....
Instability (even by design "tilt bits", hardware change)
Need high-speed Internet just for all large patches constantly needed.

Just like with windows initial licenses, eComStation is cheaper on a preloaded computer

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