Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th Jul 2008 18:52 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation eComStation 2.0 RC5 is available for download for users with Software Subscriptions Services subscription. For those who don't know, eComStation is the next evolution of the OS/2 operating system.
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RE: eComStation myths
by TLZ_ on Sun 6th Jul 2008 10:25 UTC in reply to "eComStation myths"
TLZ_
Member since:
2007-02-05

"1. eComStation is ugly.

eComStation has powerful user interface, object oriented desktop. Users can change colors and icons. Visit the gallery of eComStation screenshots."

I visited the gallery and it *is* ugly! Throwing some Aqua-like icons and having ugly buttons and weird gradients won't make anything pretty.

Win9X is more pretty than this actually, at least it looks consistent.

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RE[2]: eComStation myths
by Laurence on Sun 6th Jul 2008 14:31 in reply to "RE: eComStation myths"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It's ugly by todays standards, but back when OS/2 was first released, the interface was pretty damn sexy compared to the competition.

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RE[2]: eComStation myths
by biffuz on Sun 6th Jul 2008 18:59 in reply to "RE: eComStation myths"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Definitively. Even Vista is nicer than those masterpieces of ugliness.

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RE[2]: eComStation myths
by rcsteiner on Mon 7th Jul 2008 17:09 in reply to "RE: eComStation myths"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

You know the state of the OS hobbyist community has gone downhill when flashy icons and windowing effects make a larger impression than the actual functionality of a desktop.

The WPS is still one of the best when it comes to raw usefulness. A new paint job doesn't make a desktop any more useful -- all it does is make the potholes look pretty.

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RE[3]: eComStation myths
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 8th Jul 2008 02:34 in reply to "RE[2]: eComStation myths"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

The WPS is still one of the best when it comes to raw usefulness. A new paint job doesn't make a desktop any more useful -- all it does is make the potholes look pretty.


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Or as Jean-Louis Gassee put it, "At the risk of sounding ageist, sexist, and French: you can dress Grandma up in a multimedia mini-skirt and take her out to a night club, but that still doesn't mean she's going to score."

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