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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Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"I've only ever seen this in use at one place....my old college radio station. I think it was something having to do with running the spots at certain times of the day. "

I've seen OS/2 being used together with IBM mainframes (AS/400 eSeries) at our local financial authority (Oberfinanzdirection). Programmers used the OS/2 boxes for programming and performing the dialog with the AS/400 and, of course, to work with the results (doing statistics, diagrams, reports, bills etc.).

I had my own experience with OS/2 3.0 many years ago, I found it was quite cool. It was used as OEM operating system and came preinstalled on PCs for some time. My friends using it were happy with it - happier than with "Windows" 3.1 before and '95/'98 after. OS/2 was more stable, offered better multimedia support and could even run DOS applications in multitasking.

You might want to have a look at http://toastytech.com/guis/indexos2.html where you can see some impressive screenshots.

So it's nice to hear about eComStation. It even supports multiple virtual desktops. OS/2 and eComStation are still worth to be mentioned being present in the OS field.

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