Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 12:45 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation After god knows how many years, it's finally here: the final release of eComStation 2.0. We first reported on eComStation 2.0 back in December 2005, when the first beta was released, and between then and now, we've seen countless betas and release candidates come and go, but the wait is finally over.
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next up Commodore Basic
by fanboi_fanboi on Fri 21st May 2010 14:51 UTC
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Member since:
2010-04-21

Seriously?

This is less than worthless, and they want to charge $150 for it? Retarded.

Plus, they echo typical anti-MS FUD for reasons to buy:

"As a result you don't need to purchase an expensive anti virus program. (An anti virus program is included though.)"

Yah, Security Essentials and Avira are really expensive.

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RE: next up Commodore Basic
by Sparrowhawk on Fri 21st May 2010 15:04 in reply to "next up Commodore Basic"
Sparrowhawk Member since:
2005-07-11

Seriously?

This is less than worthless, and they want to charge $150 for it? Retarded.

Yes, seriously. For those not using eCS, it's almost certainly not worth it. For those who are using it though, they need ongoing development of drivers, fixes, improved functionality etc.

Remember that OS/2 and eCS are used in many corporate environments, where stability and risk-mitigation are higher priorities than aesthetics or being able to run the latest blockbuster game.


Plus, they echo typical anti-MS FUD for reasons to buy:

"As a result you don't need to purchase an expensive anti virus program. (An anti virus program is included though.)"

Yah, Security Essentials and Avira are really expensive.


A very fair point. Although, many AV programs have to be bought if used in a commercial/coprporate environment, or at least the support is paid for. I suspect that this is how they would justify the claim, but yes, it is rather disingenuous.

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RE: next up Commodore Basic
by tylerdurden on Fri 21st May 2010 15:11 in reply to "next up Commodore Basic"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Probably the expect to sell just a few copies for home/student use, so I figure they might as well charge as much as they can in order to maximize revenue.

Shortsighted as it may be, there is little future in the OS2 platform, so they might as well milk their customers for as long as you can before they finally jump ship.

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RE: next up Commodore Basic
by warpcafe on Fri 21st May 2010 16:05 in reply to "next up Commodore Basic"
warpcafe Member since:
2009-09-09

Hi,

well - did you ever ask yourself why there is a *need* to install a (free) antivirus, a (free) antispyware and a (free) personal firewall in Windows?

Next, "retarded" is not very kind - and I'm not talking about political (or ethical) correctness here. It is an insult of those who are mentally disorderd or are suffering from serious illness. So far for your limited "horizon" when it comes to interacting with a society. Are you from the US?

Using the R-Word along with accusing others to do "anti-MS FUD" turns your very own viewpoint pretty much useless since you put yourself in a bad light. I might still think that the core truth behind this simply is that YOU are becoming worried about YOUR OS of choice when it comes to security.

It is true that eCS is not suitable for everyone.
However, I start to believe that it's not a real disadvantage...

Cheers

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Boo-hoo, he used the word "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid." How awful. Good thing many of the actual retards, er, I mean "slow" people out there are incapable of doing much (if anything) on a computer, let alone have any idea what an operating system is, or even some random site called "OSNews." Hhmm, actually that applies to the vast majority of people in general, so it kind of evens out. I can't imagine any such people getting offended by something they'll never see. And I seriously doubt the original poster chose the word specifically to offend someone. The group of people most likely to lurk here are more technical, and I seriously doubt any of them will have anything to be offended by.

Edited 2010-05-21 19:18 UTC

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callinyouin Member since:
2008-12-15

Are you from the US?

What's worse?
1) Generalizing the population of an entire country (cultural bias, stereotype, etc.)
2) Calling someone "retarted", even though it was obviously not meant as a jab at the mentally challenged (political incorrectness)

Certain words in the English language have had their meanings altered to the point that their original meaning is hardly ever taken into consideration when commonly used. While the word "retarted" may have been in poor taste, its use in that context was in no way meant to insult the mentally challenged. Intent is the bottom line as far as I'm concerned.
Political correctness is a gigantic load of bullshit, and claiming that the use of "retarted" nullifies any arguments made, regardless of actual merit, is insane.
Making a sweeping generalization of a culture/population is a huge mistake if you want the rest of your argument to be taken seriously. Whoops!

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