Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2007 13:12 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Recently, Serenity Systems released the second first release candidate of eComStation 2.0, the successor to IBM's os/2. Mensys, the online distributor of eComStation and other os/2-related products, was so kind as to provide OSNews with a review copy of this release candidate, and since my experience with os/2 and eCS is not much more than a few failed attempts at installing Warp 4, I was eager to try it out. Read on for a short history of os/2 and eCS and a review of the release candidate.
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RE: Very Funny... do the math...
by Simba on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:23 UTC in reply to "Very Funny... do the math..."
Simba
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2005-10-08

I was only 12 when I started playing with OS/2. I used it cause I was running a BBS, and Windows could not multitask DOS software worth a damn. So you had two options: either dedicate your computer entirely to the BBS and not use it for anything else, or run the BBS software under OS/2 or Desqview.

So yes, the fact that he was young would not have prohibited him from installing it. Even at 12, not only could I install it, but I also understood the difference between preemptive and cooperative multitasking, and why my DOS BBS software didn't work well running under something that only supported cooperative multitasking.

I begged my parents for a copy of OS/2 Warp 3 for christmas, and got it. And then I could run my BBS in the background while doing other things with my computer. But I learned to appreciate OS/2 for a lot of it's other qualities as well. Like the fact that it had a true desktop instead of the Program Manager that Windows had.

Edited 2007-06-29 16:27

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