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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The Present
by martini on Wed 13th Feb 2013 17:00 UTC
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Hi Howard.

I will like to add the open source software that we currently have running on OS/2-eComStation.

We have OpenOffice 3.2.0, Firefox 10, Thunderbird, OpenJDK 1.6, CUPS, Qt 4 libraries, a lot of open source Qt4 apps ported, GCC compiler, etc.

We may lack many apps and drivers, but we still have the foundation to keep using OS/2 today.

With eComStation 2.2 coming out on April (according to Mensys) and a new Live demo CD, I hope we can get more people in the community.


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