Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 16:55 UTC, submitted by sjvn
OS/2 and eComStation Now this is one for the rumour pile. Yes, a rumour about a long-gone (mostly) operating system that lots of people have fond memories of. Barbara Darrow, Senior News Director at, claims that IBM is mulling over a reintroduction of OS/2. Wait, what?
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by frajo on Wed 21st Apr 2010 07:27 UTC
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Thanks, people, for remembering and mentioning OS/2 and eComStation. To paraphrase kaiwai:
For all its faults, it is good enough technology. It isn't the bleeding edge, it isn't the most radical or bleeding edge but for me it works - I flick my computer on, load up what I need, do what I need to do - end of story.

There's one topic, however, nobody of the commentators mentioned. Apparently because nobody of them uses eComStation on a daily base.
Although I'm cruising the net now for more than 15 years, > 12 h/day I never cared for malware. Because there's no need to. And everytime a relative or a client calls my helpdesk to ask how to get rid of the newest worm or virus I'm glad he doesn't see me smile.

Of course, I appreciate Linux. But excuse me, there can't be a fair comparison: my eCS box runs circles around my Fedora box.

It's a good thing to speak Greek. Even if most people don't understand the advantages and have misconceptions due to their lack of knowledge.

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