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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Still a great OS
by Sparrowhawk on Mon 5th Mar 2007 19:09 UTC
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I'm always surprised by the "why?" question with an OS like eCS. It's for corporate use, SSI are making money out of it. Of course they are going to continue supporting it. I don't think you'd get the same question if IBM charged for an upgrade to OS/400 for example. But somehow eCS gets knocked. Probably because some people on these forums have a mindset of "I don't use it/I think that it's ugly, ergo why should enyone else use it". Maybe this says something about their experience of the corporate world. Or lack thereof.

Unless you have actually used eCS or OS/2, it's also very hard to impart a sense of how elegant the WPS is as a desktop environment. It really is a pleasure to use. And I too happen to like the WarpSans font but I loathed the Warp 3 System font though: when I got Warp 4 I bought Dialog Enhancer to remove any last vestige of that atrocity from my desktop ;)

I'm currently at v1.2R of eCS - I'm not sure what the upgrade pricing is going to be in Europe. If it's somewhere around the $50 mark then I will certainly buy 2.0 when it goes gold. Especially as the is so strong against the $ at the moment.

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