Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 12th Feb 2013 13:51 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Remember OS/2? Promoted as the successor to DOS in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the product wound up losing out to Windows and then slowly fading away. This article recounts what happened and summarizes OS/2 today.
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RE: It's not even a hobby OS
by frajo on Wed 13th Feb 2013 12:54 UTC in reply to "It's not even a hobby OS"
frajo
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2007-06-29

With the price of eCS, I would not say it fit in the hobby OS.... I know about all the licences and stuff, still, cost too much just to toy around with it.

You obviously don't know about this one:
In the second week of April Mensys will release:
* The new updated eComStation demo CD based on eComStation 2.2
* eComStation 2.2 German and English will then be out of beta and released as a final product.
...
Roderick Klein
Mensys B.V.


And who would want to live in a 16/32bit world now? OS/2 is still filled with 16bits stuff, native code (lol @ Win 3.1 !!!).
If I wanted to live in the past, I'd prefer doing it with Windows NT 4.0 instead of OS/2.

That's your PoV and it's ok for you.
But why should other people share your tendency to be trendy? Do you buy a new car every year because you "don't want to live in the past"?

My tendency is to keep good things as long as they are good for me. I really hope my tendency doesn't upset anybody here.

It was fine when the battle was between DOS and Windows 3.x / 95.
For you. For me it's still fine.
Your arguments are yours, not mine. Your life is yours, not mine. Is this a problem for you?

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