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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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 21st May 2010 15:40 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

What on earth is with the hate on the price? $150 for _5_ computers!? Excellent price. You can't buy 5 Windows home retail licences for that! And $259 for unlimited installs!? That's _insanely_ good value.

I think people are complaining because they have no serious intention to actually _use_ the OS. These prices are amazingly good.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by chandler on Fri 21st May 2010 16:05 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
chandler Member since:
2006-08-29

$150 for 5 installs would be great if I intended on installing it on 5 machines. Otherwise it just feels like I'm paying for something that I will never use. It's like trying to buy a can of coke and being told that you need to buy a whole 12-pack.

It would also help if they had an updated demo CD too so I could judge whether it is something I would be interested in. Without that, I can't see taking a $150 plunge.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Fri 21st May 2010 16:44 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Not a fair comparison because it doesn't offer near the functionality of Windows or a Linux distro.

This is more like an overpriced collector's edition that they are selling to the remaining fans.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 16:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

This is more like an overpriced collector's edition that they are selling to the remaining fans.


You say that like it's a bad thing.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by dylansmrjones on Sat 22nd May 2010 15:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

True, neither Windows nor Linux ship with a true object-oriented desktop, nor do they in any other way match the functionality of WPS.

It has an old look, but apart from that it is light years ahead in many aspects, and lacks behind in other aspects (e.g. OS/2 was single-user and not multi-user).

Considering the price of Windows 7 Home Premium Uber Under Pick-a-Version-You-Cannot-Possibly-Know-Is-What-You-Need is thrice that of eCS 2.0 I'd still call eCS 2.0 a good buy - if you know what you're doing. You obviously don't...

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