Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2007 22:58 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation "Serenity Systems International is pleased to announce the availability of eComStation 2.0 RC4 for download. eComStation 2.0 will offer unparalleled performance with Bootable JFS and support for multi-core CPUs. This is the eighth public beta release of eComStation 2.0. This product is available for download to all registered eComStation customers with active Software Subscription Services. This version of eComStation 2.0 is the fourth Release Candidate, no big changes or additions will be added before the GA version, it mainly consists of updates to drivers and installation scripts."
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eComStation 2.0 RC4
by mattgert on Fri 28th Dec 2007 03:40 UTC
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2007-12-28

I am very pleased to see forward progress with this. It saddens me to agree with so many that OS/2 has very little relevance in the operating scene any more. I used OS/2 full time for almost 5 years and loved it. I came to OS/2 in 1998 which is a bit odd since that time was way past the peak for the OS. Back then it had the apps I needed and did everything perfectly. It was simply stable as hell. But in 2007 (pushing 08) there is just no reason to stick with it unless there is some proprietary app that requires it. I love OS/2 and have hopes for it to live on; but outside of a hobby there is no way to justify this as a full time operating system anymore. The certainly doesn't mean I don't have a fully loaded copy of eComstation 1.2 running in the VM under OSX :-) I will always have my faithful friend around for the memories. One thing I certainly have to mention: In 1999 I bought a used IBM 486 PS/2. I boosted the memory to 64MB and added a 100BT Microchannel ethernet card. I installed Warp Server for eBusiness to run my FTP and web server. Today, it is still running without issue and I have not touched it. That is pretty incredible if you ask me. She still runs headless and I use VNC to access it. I can certainly attribute a lot to the rock solid hardware that IBM produced but wow, that is pretty good for an OS too don't you think? For anyone out there still using OS/2 full time I salute you. It no longer works for me (on the desktop) but I fully understand why you still love it. I don't think I will ever enjoy desktop computing as much as I did with OS/2. There was just something about it that is hard to explain...

Edited 2007-12-28 03:54

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