Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th Jul 2008 18:52 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation eComStation 2.0 RC5 is available for download for users with Software Subscriptions Services subscription. For those who don't know, eComStation is the next evolution of the OS/2 operating system.
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RE: what's the point?
by rcsteiner on Mon 7th Jul 2008 17:03 UTC in reply to "what's the point?"
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Some of us aren't willing to settle for the creeping ABIs and the maze of constantly morphing desktop paradigms that Linux folks are seemingly willing to put up with? :-)

I've used Linux in parallel with OS/2 since the early 90's (OS/2 2.0 and SLS 0.99), and there are several reasons why my main desktop is still OS/2. Stability of a desktop installation over time is a huge part of it -- I'm sick and tired of having to refresh my base distro every 2-3 years.

Of course, as an existing OS/2 user the fee for an eCS license isn't that bad. Not that my main desktop runs eCS, mind you. That's a secondary desktop license for me. My primary is Warp 4 FP 15.

Edited 2008-07-07 17:06 UTC

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