Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:52 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OS/2 and eComStation We're already nine days into the year 2010, and yet, eComStation 2.0 has not yet been released. The final release should've been released before the end of 2009, but December 31 came, and no release. Luckily, the eComStation team has released a statement, saying that the final release is definitely around the corner.
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RE: Comment by cerbie
by truckweb on Mon 11th Jan 2010 02:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by cerbie"
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If you need a "Better DOS than DOS" or/and "A better Windows 3.1 than Win 3.1" then YES, OS/2 could be for you.

The point is, in 2010, for *normal users*, other than retro-gaming (DOS), OS/2 has nothing good to offer. We don't need Win 3.1 anymore. What we do need is better hardware support (current hardware), and if you game just a little, you will need DirectX.

The GUI of OS/2 feels old, like Windows NT old. With Windows 7 and OS X and new KDE 4, OS/2 PM is tired and need a good refresh.

Don't get me wrong, I can understand a business needing OS/2 to support legacy code that could cost a bundle to re-write. But for anybody else, it's time to move on... IBM did a less than wonderful job price wise and marketing wise back in the day, and they let Microsoft win.

Edited 2010-01-11 02:20 UTC

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