Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd May 2011 22:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OS/2 and eComStation Yes, it's still being updated. OS/2 eComStation 2.1 has been released by Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV. The market for eComStation may not be particularly huge, but it still has its niches here and there. Since there might be folks here that aren't in the know: eComStation is the commercial continuation of IBM's OS/2, developed to support modern hardware.
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Seriously, It's Time to Let it Go
by pantheraleo on Tue 24th May 2011 14:08 UTC
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I used to be a big OS/2 fan. In fact, I even had a part time job with IBM traveling around to Best Buy stores and demoing it to customers, and giving out free copies in the stores to lucky winners. I remember how impressed they were when I would have four games of solitaire open on the screen, all on auto-play, while also playing a video at the same time. None of these people in their Windows 3.1 world had ever seen "real" multitasking before. This was back when IBM was still trying to market it to home users as a serious gaming platform and such.

But lets face it, that was 1994, and times have changed. OS/2 is dead. eComStation is not going to change that. It's ridiculously outdated technologically by today's standards (what kind of OS in 2011 doesn't even have reliable anti-aliasing, for example?). It's hardware support is awful and unlikely to get much better, etc.

OS/2 is dead folks. It's time to accept that and move on.

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