Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 09:51 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation 2.0.4 is now available for eComStation and OS/2 users. "Effective immediately, Serenity Systems International will be distributing a GA version of 2.0.4 to all users who ordered the Support Agreement for product. This version has been compiled to run on IBM OS/2 and eComStation as a native application. version 1.1.5 will no longer be distributed."
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RE[3]: Eh
by rcsteiner on Fri 1st Jun 2007 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Eh"
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OpenOffice is a significant open source program, arguably one of the most important, and its continued availability in any form on minority platforms is a Big Deal, at least to the fans and users of those platforms (and to many fans of minority platforms in general).

eCS has price issues. IBM is responsible for those; the community and the distributing vendor (SSI) can't do that much about IBM's licensing fees. A sad situation, IMO.

Other than Windows, which propietary and expensive OSes would you be talking about? Are you seriously suggesting that something like Solaris/x86 can compete with eCS as a desktop solution?

FWIW, I think all non-Microsoft operating systems are rightfully considered minority platforms in the desktop space. Very few people care about any of them except their respective groups of enthusiasts because Windows has been the resident default value on desktop hardware for the past decade and a half.

Edited 2007-06-01 19:07

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