Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 15:41 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The second release candidate of eComStation 2.0 has been released. "This is the sixth public beta release of eComStation 2.0. This product is available for download to all registered eCS customers with active Software Subscription Services (see this explanation). This version of eComStation 2.0 is the second Release Candidate, no big changes or additions will be added before the GA version, it mainly consists of updates to drivers and installation scripts."
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Price is too steep
by mini-me on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 16:48 UTC
mini-me
Member since:
2005-07-06

I loved OS/2 - I own both 3.0 and 4.0 - but the price is too steep - sorry.

A full copy of OS X costs $130. Yes, a copy of vista ultimate is more expensive than ecomstation, but I still think that $189 for an upgrade (or 259 for a full version) is too expensive.

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RE: Price is too steep
by DoctorPepper on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 12:09 in reply to "Price is too steep"
DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

Yes, I agree with you, the price is too steep. Unfortunately, I think they probably have to pay IBM a fee for each license sold, as well as make profit for themselves.

I'm still going to buy a license, if for no other reason than to have OS/2 running on fairly modern hardware, in my house again. It will be a hobby installation, nothing more. That said, I wish they had a hobby user license. Something around $99, or even $149, would be much more comfortable with the folks around here, and they might actually sell more licenses.

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RE[2]: Price is too steep
by zizban on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 13:37 in reply to "RE: Price is too steep"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

I believe $99 is the price of the academic version, if you are involved in academmia in any way, shape or form.

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