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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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 26th Jul 2010 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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No way we couldn’t publish this. It’s exactly what we’re looking for. I don’t know about you, but I am bored to death of the “news”. I don’t want to hear about the latest Linux distro where they’ve slapped a skin on Ubuntu and claim they’ve revolutionised the desktop. I’m bored of iPhone drama, I’m bored of Android too.

What I like more than anything is people talking about in detail their own projects to scratch a technical itch just for the heck of it.

I know the 8-bit GEOS well, but never used PC/GEOS in its day and only brushed over it in my article. What you’ve written really adds some more background to PC/GEOS and that’s far more interesting than Ubutnu+1 Myopic Meerkat.

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