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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OS/2 stability???
by Kebabbert on Sun 23rd May 2010 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by robbiec"
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Sure, OS/2 is renowned for it's stability once correctly setup. But, you have to remember that OS/2 are not used in large demanding servers of today, like running an entire stock exchange or something similar. Instead, OS/2 are running small apps.

It is not difficult to run small apps and get good uptime. The problem is running large server apps with huge demands and fail over and all that stuff - with good uptime. That is the problem. And, OS/2 does not cut it, then. It is good for small tasks like, a cash machine, or, a calculator.

But it is not correct to believe it suffices for extreme demanding tasks. I mean, 32bit CPU with maximum 4GB RAM for extremely large servers? It is ridiculous. OS/2 will never play in the big league with the big boys.

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RE: OS/2 stability???
by Joop on Mon 24th May 2010 00:29 in reply to "OS/2 stability???"
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Ah, for those whiners about price and others about big things, eCS 2.0 seems to be tested on an 16 kernel machine right out of the box. It will support up to 64 kernels....if they manage to build the mobo for it. If this isn't serious what is? Own experience, 300 files concurrent open and processing is not a problem and done in a blink of an eye. Never thought I could change a website that fast. Oh yeah, you can throw about everything on it and it will run if you provide right drivers. It will run seamless right out of the box OS/2, DOS, Windows 3.1, X-Windows (with media pack) and there are several virtual systems available, with the right libraries it will run Windows 32 bit, Linux ports, Atari stuff and some others too. Right out of the box your stealth on the net. Wrong programs will be shut down and terminated automaticly. My system today is installed on 19-07-2004 and never went down. Compare this with Windows or Linux, I like to work with my computer, not to install the OS again and again as with Windows or have to update it. The price is a bargain compared with Windows. With eCS you get the full system, for a full Windows system you have to pay USD 395.79, that's much more. And you may use Windows on one system, not five as with eCS.

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RE[2]: OS/2 stability???
by darknexus on Mon 24th May 2010 03:36 in reply to "RE: OS/2 stability???"
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for a full Windows system you have to pay USD 395.79, that's much more.

Wow, I don't typically defend Windows, but where are you getting your Windows licenses from? $395 USD? Even 7 Ultimate doesn't cost *that* much, OEM copies of 7 Ultimate can be had for $170 USD. If you're paying $395 for a Windows license, someone is seriously ripping you off.

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RE[2]: OS/2 stability???
by Kebabbert on Mon 24th May 2010 09:37 in reply to "RE: OS/2 stability???"
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As I said, OS/2 is good for small things. It is an unproven os.

So, for instance, how good is OS/2 clustering solutions? How many stock exchanges run OS/2, not exceeding 4GB RAM? Come on.

I mean, I can get good uptime on a Win95 machine if it doesnt do anything. Does it prove that Win95 has good stability and is an enterprise os, appropriate to run a stock exchange on it? Hell no. You can get good uptime on any os, if you do not stress it.

The problem is when you stress the OS, with large demanding applications. Then many OSes crumble and only the Enterprise OSes can handle that load.

Another thing, typically, those large demanding applications use more than 4GB RAM. OS/2 is an unproven OS, more appropriate for toy things, less demanding things.

If OS/2 was 64 bits, and had good clustering solutions and it had a proven track record of running large demanding server applications using more than 0.5GB RAM, then I am willing to reconsider.

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