Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 09:51 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is now available for eComStation and OS/2 users. "Effective immediately, Serenity Systems International will be distributing a GA version of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 to all users who ordered the Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org product. This version has been compiled to run on IBM OS/2 and eComStation as a native application. OpenOffice.org version 1.1.5 will no longer be distributed."
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RE[4]: Eh
by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 1st Jun 2007 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Eh"
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

I understand about the IBM license fees but that makes no difference to the paying user. IBM surely doesn't want to see OS/2 exceed.

Open Office is a significant program but not the only one. There is several Office solutions (both FOSS and Commercial) for *nix, MacOS, and Windows.

Solaris can be downloaded free and Open Solaris is free and open source. It also supports more software. So yes, Solaris is in a better position even on a client workstation. However, Solaris is better suited for servers as the desktop initiatives are new with Open Solaris.

I find it hard to believe there can be an eComStation enthusiast group with it costing so much, being proprietary and superseded all-in-one.

I think the few businesses who still use OS/2 continue to do so because migration costs to other platforms would be more than just paying for a copy of eComStation.

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