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[3]: Correction
by Zoidberg on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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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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RE[4]: Correction
by justin.68 on Sat 30th Jun 2007 10:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Correction"
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Windows NT 4 had no support for HPFS. If NT 3.51 was upgraded to NT 4 the driver (pinball.sys) was disabled with the warning it wouldn't work with the new OS. Pinball.sys could be loaded in NT 4 simply by hacking the registry, but it might be unstable and features like the Recycle Bin wouldn't work on HPFS partitions.

The only OS/2 applications that used to work in the Windows NT subsystem were 16 bit text-mode programs. I remember some OS/2 text-mode programs compiled with EMX could contain DOS executable code (if compiled to work that way).

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