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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ATMs and error messages
by paws on Fri 29th Jun 2007 22:57 UTC
paws
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2007-05-28

Here in Denmark there are two main ATM companies, NCR and Wincor/Nixdorf. NCR machines are, I think, OS/2 based. Their terminals are a bit crap and don't seem to do half of what the Wincor terminals can (bank transfers and such).

But I was most certainly not pleased when I saw a generic Win 2k/NT4 error message on a Wincor terminal screen once, just liek 'illegal execution' or something. I won't use home banking cos there are too many links in the chain I don't trust... and they expect me to stick my debit card in a computer running the operating system with the most published and unpatched security flaws? (>XP I mean) Eep!

I also see XP error messages on the train info screens here quite often.

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