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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RE: Once upon a time...
by vaughancoveny on Sat 29th Dec 2007 10:49 UTC in reply to "Once upon a time..."
vaughancoveny
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2007-12-26

The people who were using OS/2 for its multimedia and GUI features moved to Win95, while the people who were using it because it was better than DOS+Win 3.1 as a multitasker moved to Linux. OS/2 was dead.


Why would anyone using OS/2 want to move to Win95? 95 tried an alternative to the Internet called the Microsoft Network and supported ill fated projects like Microsoft Bob. Remember? There was so much marketing hype.

Warp 4 came out in 1996 (if someone would clarify any mistakes) and even though Lotus made applications for
OS/2 it had 3.11 emulation to run better Office stuff like AmiPro 3.1, Lotus 123, Approach 2.0 probably with an inexpensive upgrade path for native versions. Okay Microsoft had dominated the Office market so Lotus began selling its stuff for scrap but people didn't listen and it got bought by IBM around this time.

That's probably why Smartsuite 97 sucked. I remember purchasing it for $50 Australian dollars (50 something US cents to its dollar).

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