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[2]: Comment by cerbie
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 11th Jan 2010 10:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by cerbie"
Thom_Holwerda
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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.


You obviously never worked out in the real world. DOS programs are ridiculously widespread still, at least here in The Netherlands. The tellers at my previous job (I quit exactly one year ago today) were DOS programs, for instance. We ran them on Windows 98, but I would've preferred running them on eCS.

DOS is also still big in the embedded world due to its simplicity. I'm no developer, but eCS allows you to run endless DOS instances side-by-side, which should come in handy when developing stuff.

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