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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For desktop use, you wouldn't.

Businesses with existing legacy code or hobbyists with money to throw around are really the primary target here. And if I'm not mistaken, it isn't really eComstation who are dictating the price here. OS/2 had/has code from many different sources which needed to be sublicensed. Couple that with IBM's licensing fees and then add whatever cost + profit eComstation hopes to make on this. It may be expensive to the casual user but for a business that has a lot of apps locked into the OS/2 platform, it's probably much cheaper to pay for eComstation than for the army of developers needed to port the applications to a new platform.

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