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: OS/2 stability???
by Joop on Mon 24th May 2010 00:29 UTC in reply to "OS/2 stability???"
Joop
Member since:
2010-05-23

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.

Edited 2010-05-24 00:41 UTC

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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???"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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[3]: OS/2 stability???
by Brett Legree on Mon 24th May 2010 09:41 in reply to "RE[2]: OS/2 stability???"
Brett Legree Member since:
2005-07-17

True - but technically, according to the agreement of the OEM license...

You can't transfer it to another machine.

So the OEM isn't (according to Microsoft) a "full copy".

Yes, I know there's nothing to stop you from doing that, but I thought it was worth pointing it out.

And you still only get one license for that $170.

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RE[3]: OS/2 stability???
by Joop on Mon 24th May 2010 14:27 in reply to "RE[2]: OS/2 stability???"
Joop Member since:
2010-05-23

"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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That's the price we have to pay in Holland for a full copy. We are punished because someone in European Parliament is against the practices from Microsoft. Its says something about Microsoft.

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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???"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

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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RE[3]: OS/2 stability???
by Brett Legree on Mon 24th May 2010 09:44 in reply to "RE[2]: OS/2 stability???"
Brett Legree Member since:
2005-07-17

"OS/2 is an unproven OS"

Umm, I thought a lot of ATM's / bank machines were powered by OS/2 reliably up until a few years ago. And I thought a lot of banks used to use it as well.

Haven't there been a lot more security problems with bank machines and banks in general since they switched from OS/2 to Windows?

;)

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RE[3]: OS/2 stability???
by Sabon on Mon 24th May 2010 14:39 in reply to "RE[2]: OS/2 stability???"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

Kebabbert - I really wish people like you would actually do some fact checking before you post things. It shows that you don't know anything about the subject. In this case, OS/2.

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RE[3]: OS/2 stability???
by Joop on Mon 24th May 2010 15:11 in reply to "RE[2]: OS/2 stability???"
Joop Member since:
2010-05-23

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.

OS/2 Warp Server can use at least 4 clusters of 64 CPUs for a total of 256 CPUs. Seems you don't know anything about the memory model of OS/2 and your still thinking in Windows terms. Once I ran out of memory, no free memory left on the mobo, no free memory on the disks (3!) and after that I got the polite request to put in a fresh harddisk for going on or to terminate the process. With what other OS do you get such a question instead of a black of blue screen and a system which is halted?

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