Linked by Michael Hill on Sun 25th Jul 2010 10:36 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation "As a long-time fan of GeoWorks Ensemble (now Breadbox Ensemble), a DOS based graphical user interface and office suite popular in the 80s, I've run it under a variety of operating systems and emulators over the years. You see, Ensemble requires an underlying operating system to provide a DOS compatible file system, not unlike early versions of Windows that required DOS. [...] With the release of eComStation 2.0 I thought I'd revisit the challenge of getting Breadbox Ensemble running under OS/2 again [...] but to add a further twist, since I didn't want to do this on a dedicated machine, I chose to see if I could get things running under VirtualBox."
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by sachindaluja on Sun 25th Jul 2010 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE: GEOS"
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Interface people, interface. It makes _all_ the difference.

On the contrary, those devices - with only a fraction of computing power compared to today's technology - were simply too underpowered to produce acceptably usable interfaces. Today's devices seem to piggy-back on technologically superior hardware to be able to finally deliver such interfaces.

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