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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what's the point?
by unclefester on Sun 6th Jul 2008 11:59 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

An OS that hasn't really been updated for over 10 years. Virtually no applications. 32 bit only. Very few drivers. Extremely expensive to purchase. What is the point unless you have critical OS/2 software?

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RE: what's the point?
by Ford Prefect on Mon 7th Jul 2008 00:32 in reply to "what's the point?"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

You already said it.

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RE: what's the point?
by rcsteiner on Mon 7th Jul 2008 17:03 in reply to "what's the point?"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Some of us aren't willing to settle for the creeping ABIs and the maze of constantly morphing desktop paradigms that Linux folks are seemingly willing to put up with? :-)

I've used Linux in parallel with OS/2 since the early 90's (OS/2 2.0 and SLS 0.99), and there are several reasons why my main desktop is still OS/2. Stability of a desktop installation over time is a huge part of it -- I'm sick and tired of having to refresh my base distro every 2-3 years.

Of course, as an existing OS/2 user the fee for an eCS license isn't that bad. Not that my main desktop runs eCS, mind you. That's a secondary desktop license for me. My primary is Warp 4 FP 15.

Edited 2008-07-07 17:06 UTC

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