Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Mar 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The fourth beta of eComStation 2.0 has been released. Some of the new features include better wireless support, the Lucide document viewer, the Psi/2 instant messenger, SAMBA, and much more. "This is the fourth beta release of the eComStation 2.0. This product is available for download to all registered eComStation customers with active Software Subscription Services."
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Getting there
by Xaero_Vincent on Mon 5th Mar 2007 00:31 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
Member since:
2006-08-18

I looked at the features proposed for 2.0. Things are certainly improving but the OS is still light years behind the likes of Windows or *nix. Plus the price of $259 for a full copy of eCS 1.2 is ridiculous.

I mean the major features for 2.0 include basic ACPI support, Samba support, and better HDD partitioning tools. If I ever hope to print anything from my five year-old printer, I'll have to wait until v2.1 for mediocre CUPS support. Heh.

The people marketing this product arn't in the right frame of mind. Windows (except maybe Vista Ultimate)and Linux costs less and are 100x more capable with 10,000x more software in their current incarnation than eCS 2.0, let alone eCS 1.2.

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RE: Getting there
by Windows Sucks on Mon 5th Mar 2007 01:54 in reply to "Getting there"
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2005-11-10

The market they are aiming at are current users of OS2 that IBM left hanging. There are still tons of companies that use it.

These are people who don't want to deal with the complex nature of Linux (And don't want to pay for consultants) and who are tired of the MS drama (And Windows actually costs more if you factor in the price of a 3 year contract, CAL's, consultants etc)

They are trying to work within the frame work of OS2 to make sure it works like it always worked and also has newer and newer features.

Also they have to pay IBM high license fees to remarket, resell OS2. IBM never open sourced it or anything. (Why I don't know!)

I have it (Didn't pay full price for it) and I am impressed at how reliable it is. Only thing that I miss is that it is not multi user. :-(

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