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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ATMs and error messages
by paws on Fri 29th Jun 2007 22:57 UTC
paws
Member since:
2007-05-28

Here in Denmark there are two main ATM companies, NCR and Wincor/Nixdorf. NCR machines are, I think, OS/2 based. Their terminals are a bit crap and don't seem to do half of what the Wincor terminals can (bank transfers and such).

But I was most certainly not pleased when I saw a generic Win 2k/NT4 error message on a Wincor terminal screen once, just liek 'illegal execution' or something. I won't use home banking cos there are too many links in the chain I don't trust... and they expect me to stick my debit card in a computer running the operating system with the most published and unpatched security flaws? (>XP I mean) Eep!

I also see XP error messages on the train info screens here quite often.

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RE: ATMs and error messages
by Doc Pain on Fri 29th Jun 2007 23:57 in reply to "ATMs and error messages"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"I also see XP error messages on the train info screens here quite often."

And in the trams in Schwerin and Potsdam. :-)

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RE: ATMs and error messages
by Hozz on Sat 30th Jun 2007 00:15 in reply to "ATMs and error messages"
Hozz Member since:
2007-03-19

Another Dane here, and this is completely unrelated, but what the heck:

Some years ago, on a trip to Greenland, staying at a hotel. There was an info channel on hotel TV that showed flights to/from the nearby airport (not that many, but hey). It crashed. Daily. it went into blue screen mode, rebooted, and showed the default win95 desktop until someone came in and restarted the broadcast. Hilarious. And completely off topic. I am sorry.

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