Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Nov 2005 00:39 UTC, submitted by Mikael Elf
OS/2 and eComStation Serenity Systems offers a promotional price for eComStation 1.2 until the last of November. This will include a one year software subscription. The subscription implies also that you can participate in the betaprogram for version 2.0 and includes the version 2.0 GA release after betatesting is done.
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eCom 2.0 -VS- MS Vista -VS- Mac OSX 10.5
by truckweb on Tue 15th Nov 2005 02:53 UTC
truckweb
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2005-07-06

Witch would you take?

eCom will have to work extra hard to make 2.0 work good on new hardware, 64bits, good driver support.

The last big customer of OS/2 (Banks) are almost all moving to Windows (I know, it's scary). But that's life when you become the underdog. No new hardware are made to work with OS/2. New ATM machine works with embeded version of Windows.

So this leaves only hardcore users that still love desktop OS/2 to the bones. But 259$ (or 229$ with this promotion) is a step price to pay to live in the "past". I would even say that a switch to a flavor of Linux would be a better upgrade path. Better support, 64bits, multi-platform, newer GUI, better multimedia... OH... and it's FREE (Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, ...).

I was a huge OS/2 fan when it was at 2.1 and everybody else where trying to use Windows 3.0/3.1 It was stable, fast and had real multi-tasking. At that time, it even had better multimedia support!

But since Windows 95, or now with 2000/XP, why would someone pay for eCom 1.2 (or even 2.0) for desktop use ??

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