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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There is a project called Voyager to replace
by Sabon on Thu 3rd May 2007 22:56 UTC
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There is a project called Voyager to replace Presentation Manager - a.k.a. what most people know of the desktop.

Despite what most people think, OS/2 is still a very modern OS. Sure the desktop doesn't look modern but I didn't think it did back in 1992.

Too many people get stuck on "it isn't pretty enough." OS/2 was built to be an object oriented Mission Critical operating system where the expectations for the desktop/server versions were --expected-- to be up and running 24 hours a day 365 days a year without reboots.

The best way I can describe the way it was designed, compared to Windows, is that engineers were in totally control of everything. And you know most engineers aren't much into making things super pretty.

Meanwhile Microsoft was driven more by "look how pretty it is" compared to rock steady and secure.

In a lot of ways OS/2 (now eComStation) is a great OS. It runs must faster than Windows on the same hardware and you can literally run hundreds of programs (obviously not hundreds of large programs) on it at the same time and it doesn't crash. Windows crashed after a couple dozen programs running at the same time.

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