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OS/2 and eComStation "As a long-time fan of GeoWorks Ensemble (now Breadbox Ensemble), a DOS based graphical user interface and office suite popular in the 80s, I've run it under a variety of operating systems and emulators over the years. You see, Ensemble requires an underlying operating system to provide a DOS compatible file system, not unlike early versions of Windows that required DOS. [...] With the release of eComStation 2.0 I thought I'd revisit the challenge of getting Breadbox Ensemble running under OS/2 again [...] but to add a further twist, since I didn't want to do this on a dedicated machine, I chose to see if I could get things running under VirtualBox."
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90'es, not 80'es
by dylansmrjones on Sun 25th Jul 2010 13:10 UTC
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The author is mistaken when he states he received a free version of OS/2 Warp back in the 1980'es. It was surely the 90'es since the first Warp-named OS/2 (OS/2 Warp 3) wasn't released until 1994.

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RE: 90'es, not 80'es
by mjhi11 on Mon 26th Jul 2010 01:25 in reply to "90'es, not 80'es"
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2009-08-15

Actually you are absolutely right dylansmrjones (http://www.osnews.com/user/uid:3260/), it would have been the 90s.

While I did attend COMDEX while in college from 1985-1990, it was during my teaching career from 1990 to 1995 when I receive the copy of OS/2 Warp during visits to COMDEX during one summer.

With family in technology and the companies they worked for showing at COMDEX, I'd bunk in their rooms and attend COMDEX on a guest pass.

On the other hand, I ended up spending days "working the booth" so I didn't feel too guilty mooching. Thanks' for the correction and maybe the good folks at OSNews.com can correct.

I'm totally blown away that the article made the front page (thanks to the readership) and I'm humbled as well.

David, Thom, Kroc and the OSNews.com crew are excellent technology authors and I have all the respect in the world for those folks, even if Thom and I have battled in the forums upon occasion! That's truly what it's all about for OS fanatics.

Edited 2010-07-26 01:26 UTC

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