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[3]: OS/2 stability???
by Brett Legree on Mon 24th May 2010 09:44 UTC 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[4]: OS/2 stability???
by Kebabbert on Tue 25th May 2010 09:12 in reply to "RE[3]: OS/2 stability???"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

I suggest you read my post again. OS/2 is unproven for large demanding server apps, like running a stock exchange or similar which uses huge amount of RAM and so on.

An ATM machine is _not_ a large demanding server app. It is chicken shit. It accesses a big server, which runs an Enterprise OS, not OS/2.

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RE[5]: OS/2 stability???
by Brett Legree on Tue 25th May 2010 10:33 in reply to "RE[4]: OS/2 stability???"
Brett Legree Member since:
2005-07-17

I did read your post. Yes, you are correct, an ATM is not a large demanding server app.

I was responding to the part where you said "OS/2 is good for small things. It is an unproven os."

Just because you use something for "small things" does not make it "unproven". You seemed to be writing off the whole OS because you can't use a single machine running it to control NORAD HQ.

I would guess that ATM's are not considered "small things" to banks.

Perhaps you can't run the bank's entire network on one OS/2 machine (and likely you could not), but then again it would probably be stupid to trust something like that to one of anything, right?

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