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[4]: It's not even a hobby OS
by vocivus on Thu 14th Feb 2013 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's not even a hobby OS"
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He's got a point. Toying around doesn't mean spending 15 minutes playing and that's it.

To truly take a measure of an os you've got to install it, hack it, change things install things, try different adapters and hardware, build some code on it etc. With live demos, you can't really do any of that. The lack of change persistence is a non-starter.

The $149 price tag on the Home & Student edition is a lot to ask for an eCS license that covers software that is only marginally different from Warp 4.

I don't think it needs to be free, but I think $50 is a more reasonable price for eCS.

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