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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galvanash
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2006-01-25

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


...and yet a news item about it yields 30 comments (and counting) - and at least half of them are actually on topic. That is a pretty good signal to noise ratio all things considered.

I used OS/2 for about 5 years or so back in the 90s - I have very fond memories. I don't use it anymore - mostly for all the reasons you mentioned. Yet I do not feel the need to derail the discussion about it with "its dead, everyone needs to move on" crap. If you don't want to use it then don't, but a very small and very vocal minority of users still do use it - have a little respect for their feelings.

I'm not arguing your facts or reasoning are flawed - I just don't think anyone who is actually using ecom station is going to be the least bit swayed by your post. I think they already know they are using an OS that has already seen its better days - but they just got a new release, let them have their fun with it.

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