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[4]: Sigh
by rcsteiner on Sun 4th Nov 2007 01:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sigh"
rcsteiner
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There isn't a native port of QEMU to either OS/2 or eCS that I'm aware of, which is too bad -- I've love to run a linux kernel in such an setup under eCS. Because of this, I don't think there's another way to run Windows 3.1 programs under OS/2. Odin is a Win32 emulation, not Win16.

FWIW, the WinOS2 subsystem is a fairly flexible thing; it's a copy of Windows 3.11 rewritten as a DPMI client and running in its own VDM, and it does tend to work fairly well.

In any case, I don't think IBM pays MS royalties for the Windows 3.1 code anymore, anyway -- if royalties to MS are still being paid, they're probably for things like HPFS (which MS developed in the mid-80's but strangely threw away in favor of abominations like FAT32.

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