Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

You can say the same thing about OS/2 (eComStation). They feel the rebirth of OS/2 is at a magical moment for them. Yet when was the last time you saw anything about eComStation in OS/News?

Personally I think it is time to find someone new to run this site. It isn't that news isn't out there. It is that Thom has run out of steam. I know Thom will be mad that I'm saying this but I feel it is true. It is just what he finds interesting isn't interesting anymore … for him.

It work too many hours to even think about it.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yet when was the last time you saw anything about eComStation in OS/News?


A few weeks ago?

http://www.osnews.com/story/23198/eComStation_2_0_GA_To_Be_Released...

Oh, and a few days before that?

http://www.osnews.com/story/23180/Rumour_IBM_To_Re-Launch_OS_2

Seriously. And once again, you have not submitted anything to OSNews ever. Wonderful how the people who complain are those who never submitted anything.

Edited 2010-05-17 15:51 UTC

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

"Seriously. And once again, you have not submitted anything to OSNews ever. Wonderful how the people who complain are those who never submitted anything."

I had time I would. I already noted that.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

You have a rumor about IBM repurposing OS/2 on top of Linux. That isn't going to happen.

The second thing you had was an extremely short blurb from Serenity Systems.

I do appreciate the two articles. It's a lot more than what is normally here about OS/2. I realize it is for several reasons by React OS has gotten a lot more press here than OS/2.

So … I'll copy and paste some more info from their web page in between calls and pages.

"Why eComStation?

Secure...

There is hardly any computer virus that can cause damage to eComStation. Viruses that end up on an eComStation system are, in almost all cases, completely harmless. As a result you don't need to purchase an expensive anti virus program. (An anti virus program is included though.)
With eComStation you are protected against hackers on the Internet, because most TCP/IP ports are closed by default in eComStation against external attacks. And the integrated firewall can be activated for extra security.
Versatile...

By using the standard integrated script language REXX you can extend the possibilities of eComStation yourself. In this way you can, for instance, extend the context menu for each folder on the Desktop with new functionality.
eComStation can be configured and used the way it suites its user best. Data and program objects, folders and for instance icons, you can change their properties via the graphical desktop to your taste and requirements. The same applies to the way you want to start programs or want to configure the system. The user stays in control of the system and not the other way around.
Powerful...

eComStation performs very well on older, less powerful PCs, and stays pleasantly fast, thanks to optimized memory management and pre-emptive multitasking.
Applications that make use of the multi-threading capabilities of eComStation are far more responsive than applications that can't deal with these special capabilities, like in Windows or Linux. More information
OS/2 (and of course its distribution 'eComStation'), is already a successful and proven operating system for business applications since its availability, not in the least because of its high level of crash protection, stability and flexibility.
Easy...

With eComStation and its Workplace Shell you have, without doubt, the most versatile and user friendly graphical desktop at your fingertips.
In eComStation you accomplish almost everything with 'drag and drop': moving and copying files, programs and even text!, setting the colours and fonts on your desktop, setting the line types and backgrounds of spreadsheets, opening your documents, or creating new documents, etc.
The graphical desktop and all applications recognize the same key combinations everywhere, making the system very easy usable even without mouse!
Within eComStation templates are part of the operating system and thereby not connected to just one specific program. You can use these to quickly create a new file. You can also create new templates of any type you want, without being dependent on a specific application.
An eComStation user stays in control of his system. You decide where programs, drivers and data files will be installed."=

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