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[4]: Screenshots?
by ronaldst on Mon 5th Mar 2007 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Screenshots?"
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

@RISCOSMike

I never understand why people look at an OS and if it doesnt have plastic/crystal like buttons they think the it is crap.

Because the world has moved on? While a little offensive, the parent poster has a good point: OS/2's hideous looking. 256 colours icons, WarpSans font, fugly icons, Windows 3.1 featured in screenshots, lack of font smoothing, ugly wallpapers, WarpSans font, the abysmal colour selection, etc...

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RE[5]: Screenshots?
by rcsteiner on Mon 5th Mar 2007 16:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Screenshots?"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Strangely enough, WarpSans on the GUI and and OS/2's VIO font series in text windows are two of the reasons that I still prefer OS/2. I can actually READ those fonts for long periods of time without eyestrain. :-)

While the world has certainly "moved on" in terms of OS desktop aesthetics, and eye candy rules today, I still tend to wonder if any real progress has been made on the OS front over the past 10 years in terms of actual kernel and UI functionality.

There are so many little things in OS/2's WorkPlace Shell which you STILL can't find in KDE, GNOME, or Windows. Why not?

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RE[6]: Screenshots?
by ronaldst on Mon 5th Mar 2007 16:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Screenshots?"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

@rcsteiner

Strangely enough, WarpSans on the GUI and and OS/2's VIO font series in text windows are two of the reasons that I still prefer OS/2. I can actually READ those fonts for long periods of time without eyestrain. :-)

The system font from 3.0 was much better. IMO Warp 4 was such a step back, UI wise. As for VIO, I prefer the old DOS ISO.CPL.

While the world has certainly "moved on" in terms of OS desktop aesthetics, and eye candy rules today, I still tend to wonder if any real progress has been made on the OS front over the past 10 years in terms of actual kernel and UI functionality.

Then that would be no. Nothing has improved on the desktop in terms of something significant.

There are so many little things in OS/2's WorkPlace Shell which you STILL can't find in KDE, GNOME, or Windows. Why not?

I am curious. What would those be? I can't think of any. The only feature I can think of is Shadow.

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