Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2012 13:51 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation "Co-developed by IBM and Microsoft, it was intended to replace DOS, the aging software that then powered most of the planet's microcomputers. It never did. Instead, Microsoft's Windows reinvigorated DOS, helping to end IBM's control of the PC standard it had created. By the mid-1990s, IBM had given up on OS/2 - a major step in the company's slow-motion retreat from the PC industry, which it completed in 2005 by agreeing to sell its PC division to China's Lenovo. But while OS/2 never truly caught on, it's also never gone away. Even if you believe that you never saw it in action, there's a decent chance that you unwittingly encounter it at least occasionally to this day." The last time I took a look at eComStation was way back in 2007.
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by csynt on Mon 2nd Apr 2012 14:58 UTC
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The current state of O/S 2 is not 'perfect' but the people (esp Mensys) are doing a very nice work there.
I *really* hope that the hardware compatibility will improve at the future (like adding support for wireless, printers, ACPI, etc), as for the s/ware I would like to see a better NTFS driver (mainly for external USB drives) and an Odin32 that is comparable to Wine.
I believe, also, that the price of the eCS for personal use should be way LESS than the current price.

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