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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RE: Screenshots?
by rx182 on Mon 5th Mar 2007 04:07 UTC in reply to "Screenshots?"
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lazy boy ;-)

Edited 2007-03-05 04:08

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RE[2]: Screenshots?
by pandronic on Mon 5th Mar 2007 08:29 in reply to "RE: Screenshots?"
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Neah, those are for the old versions.


There are a few of the 2.0 betas.

I really don't understand how they can sell something that ugly. It pains me to look at those screenshots. Even Windows 3.1 was better looking. How hard is it to pay a designer to redo the icons and do some nice windows decorations. At 259$ a copy you think they could afford it ... or maybe no one is stupid enough to pay that much for an outdated OS! How do this guys stay in business? Do they get money from IBM, or what?

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RE[3]: Screenshots?
by RISCOSMike on Mon 5th Mar 2007 09:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Screenshots?"
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Ahh short sightedness, vista or OSX user are you?

How can you compare that to Windows 3.1?

I myself have never used eComStation but I suppose I can relate the situation to RISC OS, I think RISC OS is an excelent OS even though the default look of the desktop is a stone texture. I never understand why people look at an OS and if it doesnt have plastic/crystal like buttons they think the it is crap. Its that old saying, its whats inside that counts, well with in reason.

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RE[3]: Screenshots?
by Cris on Mon 5th Mar 2007 09:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Screenshots?"
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Anybody basing their expenses on the LOOK of things must be really dumb.

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RE[3]: Screenshots?
by Soulbender on Tue 6th Mar 2007 13:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Screenshots?"
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"I really don't understand how they can sell something that ugly."

You realize those are customized user desktops and not how it is shipped, right? Right?
Also, some people like the retro look and a quite lot of people don't like the current trendy and "flashy" fisher-price designs.
And even more people simply don't give a damn, they just want it to work and do what they need.
Average Joe isn't a "power user" or interface junkie.

Edited 2007-03-06 13:50

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