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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RE: What for ?
by steampoweredlawn on Sun 17th Dec 2006 11:42 UTC in reply to "What for ?"
steampoweredlawn
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2006-09-27

The only reason I continue to use OS/2 is the GUI. The WPS is a one-of-a-kind animal, unlike any other interface out there. You kind of have to experience it to understand why people would continue to use and develop for a "dead" OS.

Aside from that, all the advantages that OS/2 had over other systems in its day (rock solid stability, *real* pre-emptive multitasking, memory management, etc) are now present in Linux and other systems, but IMO no other system has an interface that can compete with the WPS.

Ask any current or former OS/2 user what they like/miss most about OS/2, and I'd bet at least 9/10 will say the GUI.

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RE[2]: What for ?
by rcsteiner on Mon 18th Dec 2006 19:16 in reply to "RE: What for ?"
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2005-07-12

Not me. The GUI is nice, but for me the big drawing point for OS/2 is the CLI. I like having a sophisticated command line environment (in my case a mix of 4OS2+4DOS) where filenames retain case but are not case sensitive, and I think REXX is a nice scripting language (though I also use Perl under OS/2 on occasion as well as 4OS2 batch files).

Linux isn't bad, either, and DOSEMU is fairly seamless these days, but bash isn't 4OS2.

Edited 2006-12-18 19:19

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