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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RE[4]: Comment by robbiec
by dylansmrjones on Sat 22nd May 2010 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by robbiec"
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If you don't like the assumptions, take a look at your behaviour.

And by all means detail your experience. It is always a pleasant surprise to see misbehaving people having actual qualifications ;)

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RE[5]: Comment by robbiec
by nt_jerkface on Sat 22nd May 2010 23:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by robbiec"
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Oh how was I misbehaving there mommy? Because I think running Ecomstation is pointless unless it is for legacy software? Linux has better driver and application support and costs $0 so I am really not seeing the point.

I don't even consider Ecomstation to be OS/2, to me OS/2 was buried long ago and this is some bastard offspring. It's too bad that IBM bungled OS/2 because they at least could have continued its development as a server OS. But IBM is ran by chicksh|t beancounters who are scared of Microsoft which is why they dumped it so quickly.

I usually don't recommend Linux on the desktop but this is one of those cases where yes you are better off running Linux.

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RE[6]: Comment by robbiec
by robbiec on Sun 23rd May 2010 03:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by robbiec"
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Doubt very much you're misbehaving but would believe that maybe you're misinformed. As I've said before, OS/2 is renowned for its reliability once setup correctly. The problem being setting it it up with its lack of driver support. This is a major issue. Not so much with basic functions such as ACPI or SATA support but more in the graphics and network driver arena. It's a failing yes, to be sure but not one that should rule out an OS that has proven reliability and also has an UI that still has features yet to be matched by current compatative OS's. Those that have used and grown to understand OS/2 are still confused by the lack of support, the lack of continuation, and basically the lack of an OS with equivalent feature set. No more to be said really, there is (was) as OS that was available that is (was) superior in many areas to current offerings but is slowly dying due to lack of support. I for one will not stop supporting it.

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