Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 09:51 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is now available for eComStation and OS/2 users. "Effective immediately, Serenity Systems International will be distributing a GA version of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 to all users who ordered the Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org product. This version has been compiled to run on IBM OS/2 and eComStation as a native application. OpenOffice.org version 1.1.5 will no longer be distributed."
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Eh
by Xaero_Vincent on Wed 30th May 2007 17:23 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

OpenOffice.org 2.2 is released now and includes much needed bug fixes and performance improvements. It also includes some important security fixes.

OS/2 and eComStation recieving a new upgrade to a less old version of OpenOffice isnt really news in my mind.

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Well ... Eh ...
by s_groening on Wed 30th May 2007 18:54 in reply to "Eh"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

To someone owning a copy of eComStation this might be a very welcome addition to an old-old version of Lotus WordPro/2 ...

But rather, I like to see it as an example of what little companies sometimes can get done on tight budgets to support a marginalized platform, like e.g. eCS / OS/2, and hell...comparing it to Apple's world in which there's no native Aqua version of OpenOffice.org, no matter what version, I think this ought to receive a small respectful nod for delivering a native eCS / OS/2 version of a much hyped Microsoft Office competitor!

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RE: Eh
by RISCOSMike on Thu 31st May 2007 09:26 in reply to "Eh"
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2006-09-03

There are too many people like you on OS News. Do you enjoy poking the fun out of Minority OS's or something? Just because itís not Windows, OS X, or Linux related and not even the latest version of open office doesnít mean itís not "news". I think this is a great upgrade from where they were before.

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RE[2]: Eh
by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 1st Jun 2007 03:39 in reply to "RE: Eh"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

RISCOSMike,

Not really. An OS upgrading to OpenOffice 2.0 when 2.2 is out really isnt news, even if it were for a Linux distribution.

As for being a "Minority OS"...

eComStation doesn't position itself well against others by being proprietary and expensive while failing to deliver the same level of features as other proprietary and expensive OSes.

eComStation has caught up to the Windows 9x era with far less software and a few unique features. However, eComStation costs about as much as Vista Buisness at retail price and therefore a terrible value.

If Linux is still considered a minority OS, imagine the changes needed upon eComStation for it to be a contender.

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