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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RE[3]: It is a pity...
by truckweb on Sun 10th Jan 2010 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It is a pity..."
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but in 2010, why would you still need to run Windows 3.1 or DOS? Retro-Gaming?

It was cool back then, but if you still rely on a software that require Win 3.1 or DOS, you should question yourself and please, move forward to something new.

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RE[4]: It is a pity...
by mbpark on Sun 10th Jan 2010 14:38 in reply to "RE[3]: It is a pity..."
mbpark Member since:
2005-11-17

Because when you get outside of IT, and you have a piece of DOS software driving a $250K+ CNC machine or other similar real-time device, and it costs $2000 to drop in eCS and a new PC with support to run the user interface, or $25K+ to rewrite and test the SW under Windows or Linux, then guess which one's going to win out?

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RE[5]: It is a pity...
by marcp on Sun 10th Jan 2010 17:05 in reply to "RE[4]: It is a pity..."
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

FreeDOS maybe? it's free and open.

To me it's all about the knowledge - you just have to know about alternatives, or you will gonna pay some ridiculous amount of money, which is unneeded in most cases.

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RE[4]: It is a pity...
by Rugxulo on Mon 11th Jan 2010 23:01 in reply to "RE[3]: It is a pity..."
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

<sarcasm>
Yeah, but in 2010, why would you still need to run WinXP or Vista? Retro-Gaming?

It was cool back then, but if you still rely on a software that require WinXP or Vista, you should question yourself and please, move forward to something new.
</sarcasm>

Edited 2010-01-11 23:21 UTC

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