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[7]: eCS 2.0
by gberry on Mon 11th Jan 2010 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: eCS 2.0"
gberry
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2010-01-11

For a little more clarity, remember that Microsoft used to work for IBM and they co-developed OS/2. IBM did much of the heavy lifting, IMHO. When the companies parted ways Microsoft renamed their copy of OS/2 'Windows NT'. Window 7 is in fact Windows NT version 6.1 according to the kernel used. So eCS and Windows 7 have a common ancestry.

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RE[8]: eCS 2.0
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 12th Jan 2010 15:53 in reply to "RE[7]: eCS 2.0"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I'm pretty sure they don't. Only the win 16 api was part of the licensing. Any OS/2 code in NT would mean IBM would have full access to NT and the win 32 api. I remember reading that the author they hired away from dec Dave Cultler said that one of his preconditions for working with MS, was never having to work with IBM.

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