Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:52 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OS/2 and eComStation We're already nine days into the year 2010, and yet, eComStation 2.0 has not yet been released. The final release should've been released before the end of 2009, but December 31 came, and no release. Luckily, the eComStation team has released a statement, saying that the final release is definitely around the corner.
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Os us Nice and everything...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 10th Jan 2010 05:22 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

but if there is one thing that annoys the heck out of me, its less popular operating systems that exaggerate their capabilities while diminishing those of the more popular ones.

They should update their website's marketing material, Windows and linux have had both pre-emptive multitasking, and multi threading capabilities standard for many moons.

Edit: The subject should read " 0S 2" rather than "OS us". Guess you can't edit the subject, never tried before.

Edited 2010-01-10 05:24 UTC

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early bird
by frajo on Sun 10th Jan 2010 22:43 in reply to "Os us Nice and everything..."
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

They should update their website's marketing material, Windows and linux have had both pre-emptive multitasking
OS/2 had it first (and not only this feature). Why should the marketing refrain from mentioning the merits?

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RE: early bird
by joekiser on Sun 10th Jan 2010 23:42 in reply to "early bird"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

OS/2 had it first (and not only this feature). Why should the marketing refrain from mentioning the merits?


One of the goals of marketing is to differentiate the product from others. If everybody else has preemptive multitasking, it's not a good selling point, regardless of whether or not OS/2 had it first. That would be like buying a new 2011-model car because its marketed as having electronic fuel injection. What I want to know as a potential customer is what does eComStation do better than the competition that justifies its price?

Edited 2010-01-10 23:44 UTC

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RE: early bird
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 11th Jan 2010 05:52 in reply to "early bird"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Because, it doesn't say it was the first to have those features, it says its the only one that has it. Which was true, back in the distant past, but no longer true. Its like advertising pepsi, by saying its "cocaine free, unlike coca cola" .

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