Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2007 13:12 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Recently, Serenity Systems released the second first release candidate of eComStation 2.0, the successor to IBM's os/2. Mensys, the online distributor of eComStation and other os/2-related products, was so kind as to provide OSNews with a review copy of this release candidate, and since my experience with os/2 and eCS is not much more than a few failed attempts at installing Warp 4, I was eager to try it out. Read on for a short history of os/2 and eCS and a review of the release candidate.
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RE: Correction
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:40 UTC in reply to "Correction"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The OS/2 subsystem was not removed from Windows until Vista. I have a couple of old OS/2 applications (including cmd.exe from OS/2 1.3) that still run on Windows XP, but not Vista.

Err: "There is no support for POSIX or OS/2 programs in Microsoft Windows XP-based or in Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based operating systems." As well as: "The OS/2 subsystem is not included with Windows XP or with Windows Server 2003."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308259

Edited 2007-06-29 16:41

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RE[2]: Correction
by mallard on Fri 29th Jun 2007 18:41 in reply to "RE: Correction"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

Fine... I'm pretty sure I was able to run OS/2 apps under XP, but if MS say different, who am I to argue?

Besides, TFA is still wrong, because support was definately still there in 2000.

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RE[3]: Correction
by Zoidberg on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
Zoidberg Member since:
2006-02-11

I'm pretty sure I was able to run OS/2 apps under XP

You are mistaken, there was no support for OS/2 programs in Windows XP, and even in 2000 it was only for OS/2 1.x text mode programs. I doubt you were running any of those.

Besides, TFA is still wrong, because support was definately still there in 2000.

Correct, Windows 2000 was the last version of Windows to support the OS/2 subsystem. The author may be thinking of the HPFS file system driver which was last present in NT 4.0

Edited 2007-06-29 19:27

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