Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 3rd May 2007 18:52 UTC, submitted by e-co
OS/2 and eComStation eComStation has gotten a new VESA video driver and full ACPI support. The developers are working on user interface improvement as well. "In the beginning of the spring we updated: ACPI subsystem, eComStation kernel, USB Tools homepage, Hardware database, General Network Utilities, PMDownloader, eSchemes gallery, Panorama video drivers, Piano Launchpad and Imagination, Calculator for millionaire, Firewall ports setup, LANGE library." Screenshots can be found here.
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"Full" acpi support?
by invisik on Thu 3rd May 2007 20:05 UTC
invisik
Member since:
2006-08-03

Yes, how can they have full acpi support and linux can't? Were they able to license it from someone (forgive my ignorance of it's origins) and include it because it's commercial, perhaps?

-m

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RE: "Full" acpi support?
by zizban on Thu 3rd May 2007 20:10 in reply to ""Full" acpi support?"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Having IBM as a backer goes a long way. eComstation is an updated OS/2 Warp 4.

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RE[2]: "Full" acpi support?
by rcsteiner on Fri 4th May 2007 18:01 in reply to "RE: "Full" acpi support?"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Technically it's an updated Warp 4.52, which is quite a bit different from the Warp 4 you could buy as a retail package (comes with JFS, LVM, etc.).

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RE[2]: "Full" acpi support?
by flywheel on Fri 4th May 2007 19:09 in reply to "RE: "Full" acpi support?"
flywheel Member since:
2005-12-28

Not quite, it is an updated 4.52.
The difference is big changes in the base system (For instance a brand new kernel with a new SMP implementation).

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RE: "Full" acpi support?
by Soulbender on Fri 4th May 2007 05:04 in reply to ""Full" acpi support?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Yes, how can they have full acpi support and linux can't? "

Perhaps it's not as full as they say it is? Perhaps they have a different definition of "full"? What does "full ACPI support" mean anyway? That the entire specification is supported or that it actually *works* with all ACPI implementations?

Edited 2007-05-04 05:07

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RE: "Full" acpi support?
by flywheel on Fri 4th May 2007 19:05 in reply to ""Full" acpi support?"
flywheel Member since:
2005-12-28

Perhaps Intel has been a little more helpful this time, since it AFAIR is a closed source project.

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