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: Historical note
by WiggetyWhack on Sat 30th Jun 2007 01:34 UTC in reply to "Historical note"
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Actually, that is complete horseshit, pardon my french. Older ATMs may use OS/2, but Diebold, who makes all of the ATMs, at least on the east coast, runs windows. Yes windows... you know why? For the VB support. Thats right. Their programmers are all VB retards. Explains their work on the voting machines.

How do I know this? My company was contracted over a 4 year span to help on various projects. The best gem of that period was definitely when we were contracted to code a prototype PDA<->ATM interface. At that time they were using NT4 embedded. It had to be done in VB, because their developers couldnt/wouldnt use anything else. On presentation day, the lead developer, who was going to demo the unit was freaking out, that his pda was going crazy then locking up. Long story short, his stylus had a bunch of ribbons on it, and they were dangling and hitting the screen.

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