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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Sadness
by flywheel on Sat 30th Jun 2007 01:09 UTC
flywheel
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2005-12-28

Since my first encounter with OS/2 back in 1992 (I've used OS/2 2.0, 2.1, 3.0 (Enterprise) 4.0 (Merlin), 4.5 (Aurora), eCS 1.0, eCS 1.1/1.2). I love the system unconditionally, both the base system and the WPS/PMShell and the community.

One setback after another did nothing to change my mind, until Scitech Software announced the death of SNAP Grapchics (The primary display driver system for OS/2-eCS), last fall. That broke my spirit and I never reneved my subscription on the OS nor on OO.O.
I now primarily use OpenSUSE and it works just fine and looks fine. But every time I see a snapshot of eCS, I feel the sadness in my soul.

I've never got OpenSUSE to work flawless with wireless on my laptop, at my university. WinXP sort of do, most of the time. I installed eCS 1.2 and after 5 min of work, it worked flawless - even places where WinXP couldn't find any signal.

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