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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by DoctorPepper on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
DoctorPepper
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2005-07-12

I ran OS/2 2.11 and Warp back in the 90's, and really loved it.

I'm seriously thinking about ponying up the money and buying a license when it gets released. Mostly for the hobby and nostalgia aspect though, because I'm mainly a Linux/BSD user.

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by frajo on Fri 29th Jun 2007 20:14 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2007-06-29

Depending on how much time you're going to spend with eCS, your preferences might be endangered.
I'm runnning 4 networked boxes (XP, fedora6, NetBSD, eCS) behind a KVM switch in my office, with eCS readily doing the job in some 75% of everyday duties.

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by DoctorPepper on Fri 29th Jun 2007 23:20 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

It will go on my 4-port KVM switch, along with my Win2K, OpenBSD 4.1 and Ubuntu machines. I'm not sure it could switch my preferences, because I really love Unix/Linux and OSS, but this will give me OS/2 back once again, for the first time in over 10 years.

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