Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 28th Jul 2002 18:30 UTC, submitted by Prognathous
OS/2 and eComStation OSNews reader Prognathous writes: "Well, actually it was released earlier this year, but I couldn't find any references in your news section, so it's about time. The only problem is that other than in usenet, details are scant and the official release was very subdued (search the page for "4.52")." This release is only available to IBM's active software subscription customers of OS/2 Warp 4 and it does seem to be a service pack ("Convenience Package" as IBM calls it). IBM does not intend to provide any additional convenience packages in the future.
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So what? I'll still use it no matter what.
by Mike on Mon 29th Jul 2002 04:22 UTC

It's rock solid, beautiful, and still has advantages of M$ and Linux.
I've had to reinstall the OS on my wife's Win2k machine twice, once due to a virus, and once due to a corruption of the filesystem.
I've never lost data on a JFS volume. I keep all essential data on it.
I don't care for games; if I do I will buy a PS2 or Nintendo Game Cube. When I do play something, I still like to swing a Links/2 club.
Lotus SmartSuite 1.6 (1.7 too!) and Star Office 5.1a are more than enough office suites to fill my needs, and don't offer stupid assistants.
New M$ licencing proposals scare the pants off me. I don't want to wake up and find I *have* to upgrade in order to access my data.
If I get a hankering to run M$-based software, I will install Virtual PC 4.3.2 - still infinitely safer to run W2k or Win98 in a VM than natively. With a 1GHz+ processor, you hardly notice any lag.
Hmmm - Wife's box just got a new 1.4 GHz processor...
"Honey, welcome to the World of OS/2!"