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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mini-me, I agree. It's too
by rcsteiner on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 19:04 UTC
rcsteiner
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2005-07-12

It's too expensive. I'm a long-time OS/2 user myself, but even I am limiting my use of eCS to a single license at this point due to cost considerations. It's simply less expensive to acquire additional copies of Warp 4.

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RE: mini-me, I agree. It's too
by joeprusa on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 20:41 in reply to "mini-me, I agree. It's too"
joeprusa Member since:
2006-05-25

I used to run OS/2 back in the day. If I am not mistaken, the price had to include MS license for Windows 3.1 code back then. It was at least a partial reason of it's failure - it was just too expensive.
Do they still have to pay MS for Win3.1 code now? That would explain it.

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rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

No, I think IBM has full rights to the Windows 3.1 source code now, so the WinOS2 part is a freebie (effectively).

I think Serenity Systems is still trying to recoup some development/distribution costs, which is why they charge so much over and above the base Warp 4 license.

Plus I'm not sure that they are all that interested in popularizing the OS at this point in time, which is a shame (at least to me).

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