Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Dec 2006 22:58 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation eComStation 2.0 beta 3, the new evolution of OS/2, is available to download for registered users. The new features of this beta version are available on the online readme file. Among other things, this new release includes better support for wireless chipsets and advanced power management features.
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blixel
Member since:
2005-07-06

I use to work at a call center that was all IBM token ring and OS/2. Though, in the time I was there we were already moving to MS Windows. (And Ethernet.)

It's a shame OS/2 didn't put up more of a fight. It was better than Windows in pretty much every way. It wasn't until Windows 2000 came out that Microsoft had an operating system that you could realistically compare with what OS/2 had had for more than a decade. (Edit: I suppose Windows NT could be considered as well. But Windows NT was never aimed at consumers where OS/2 Warp was.)

Great link here if you're interested in reading some OS/2 history:

http://pages.prodigy.net/michaln/history

Edited 2006-12-17 01:17

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Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

I had heard about OS/2's better multitasking and multithreading than Windows had pre-Win2k. Since I was new to the field at the time, I really had no concept of what that meant.

I'll check the link out. Thanks.

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DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

FYI, I used Windows NT 3.1, 3.5 and 3.51. I also used OS/2 2.11 and 3.0. Of all of them, OS/2 3.0 was the best OS. It had the best multitasking of any non-Unix OS I have ever used.

I also really regret that IBM didn't put up more of a fight. I despise Windows (sorry, my personal feelings), and would much rather use OS/2.

I keep saying I can't afford eComStation, but maybe I will free up the $$$ when 2.0 gets released, and give it another shot. It won't be OS/2 3.0, but it will still be a better OS than Windows! :-)

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