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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RE[2]: Well...
by dylansmrjones on Thu 3rd May 2007 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Well..."
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

OS/2 is a lot more than a "Windows 95 prototype".

The desktop on OS/2 has a lot of functionality not in Windows - not even in Vista. AFAIK OS/2 is the only OS with a truly Object Oriented Desktop.

The look is outdated but the engine beneath is great.

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RE[3]: Well...
by Doc Pain on Thu 3rd May 2007 22:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Well..."
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"The desktop on OS/2 has a lot of functionality not in Windows - not even in Vista."

There are even functions included in the older GeoWorks Ensemble 3 which "Vista" cannot show.

"AFAIK OS/2 is the only OS with a truly Object Oriented Desktop."

This is correct, at least it claimed to be.

"The look is outdated but the engine beneath is great."

It was impressing what you could get out of a 486 with OS/2 where "Windows" was just pain.

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RE[4]: Well...
by Johann Chua on Fri 4th May 2007 02:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

I'd love to install OS/2 Warp 3 or 4 or eComStation on my old IBM PS/ValuePoint 486SX (25MHz), but it only has 8MB of RAM, and I don't think I can find more memory modules (that are compatible) today. Still boots up fine using FreeDOS and the monitor is still in use with another PC (AMD K6-III 500MHz).

Edited 2007-05-04 02:22

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