Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Apr 2006 13:55 UTC, submitted by Jeramie Samphere
OS/2 and eComStation The second issue of the quarterly OS2eCS eZine was published on April 1, 2006. Articles include: 'Developing for Fun with OS/2 and OpenWatcom', 'Surfing in the Colorful Chinese World with OS/2 and eComStation', 'USB Thumb Drives and Flash Wristbands with eComStation', and more.
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by schwarzy on Mon 17th Apr 2006 07:46 UTC
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os is dead. get used to it.

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by ronaldst on Mon 17th Apr 2006 10:58 in reply to "os2???"
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Why are you telling us? Shouldn't you be telling them that?

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RE: os2???
by Brett Legree on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:32 in reply to "os2???"
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I'm willing to bet that you also have no use for books or music older than 5 or 10 years, or stuff that isn't considered 'popular' or 'acceptable' by 95 percent of the sheeple.

What about old people, do you also cast them aside as having nothing to offer?


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RE: os2???
by Sparrowhawk on Mon 17th Apr 2006 17:22 in reply to "os2???"
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"os is dead. get used to it."

Don't worry guys, it's just the resident anti-OS/2 troll.
I refer you to his last set of rants:

Clearly he has not learnt an awful lot about business-centric computing in the interim.

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RE: os2???
by rcsteiner on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:54 in reply to "os2???"
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Heh. For very high values of "dead", obiviously.

OS/2 still runs Lotus SmartSuite, Microsoft's 16-bit Word and Powerpoint viewers, XFree86, GIMP, Pixel (if you use the Snap drivers), Firefox, Quicken, Thunderbird, Pine, slrn, XFree86, MAME, Links for OS/2, MPXplay, and Doom Legacy.

Not only that, but it'll burn CDs quite smoothly in the background on a machine that Windows XP won't even boot on, and all that while formatting a floppy disk at the very same time!

So... What more could a platform possibly do? :-)

It even has an antialiasing font engine now for those who measure a platform's value by its ability to render text in a supposedly "pretty" manner.

I've used my OS/2 setup for almost ten years now, and other than a fixpak I've not had to update much of anything. How useful is your setup from those days?

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It thinks I'm deleting all of the text. Using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060308 Firefox/

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schwarzy Member since:

tell me the current market share of os2.....

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