Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 00:05 UTC, submitted by Kim Haverblad
OS/2 and eComStation Serenity Systems announced the immediate availability of eComStation 2.0 RC3, The Warpstock Europe 2007 release. This release is available to customers with an active Software Subscriptions Services subcription. It adds a few new features and contains a lot of updated drivers and fixes.
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RE: Sigh
by Rugxulo on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 07:32 UTC in reply to "Sigh"
Rugxulo
Member since:
2007-10-09

O S(o) 2(rue). ;-)

Actually, I just wish the dang thing was a little less expensive than the freakin' full version of Vista Home Premium!! What's it made out of, gold??? (I mean, for the same price, who would rather have an incompatible OS??) ;)

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RE[2]: Sigh
by zizban on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 13:10 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

The price is high for a couple of reasons; They have to pay royalties to both IBM and MS since their code is in eComstation.

Plus its a profitable niche.

If you are student (or in academia) you can get it for $99.

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RE[3]: Sigh
by Xaero_Vincent on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 18:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

At my school I can get Microsoft products for free, minus the cost of shipping and handling. So even $99 is a piss poor deal.

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RE[3]: Sigh
by justin.68 on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 18:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
justin.68 Member since:
2006-09-16

Well, given the fact there are Windows emulators out there there's no reason to keep a copy of Win 3.1 inside OS/2. A piece of software like Qemu would make it possible to run almost anything paying royalties to no-one.

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RE[2]: Sigh
by rcsteiner on Sun 4th Nov 2007 01:47 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

A full license for eCS includes a license for the OS/2 Warp 4 client product on which it based -- and IBM is still charging Serenity Systems an arm and a leg for that OS/2 license.

That's why folks can convert an existing OS/2 Warp 4 license to eCS inexpensively. They've already paid IBM for the copy of OS/2 included.

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