Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2005 06:00 UTC, submitted by OS2World.com
OS/2 and eComStation The eComStation demo CD is available for download. Now everyone is invited to download it and experience this OS, which is a continuation of IBM's os/2. The focus of eCS is to provide an organization with a set of world class business applications and an application engine which can support multiple API sets. eCS is REXX enabled and comes with support for Java, Windows 3.x (limited 32 bit Windows), OS/2 and DOS applications.
Thread beginning with comment 44429
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Now I remember...
by fretinator on Thu 13th Oct 2005 14:37 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Funny, I installed it in a Parallels virtual machine (very much like vmware, much cheaper!), and booted it up. Sound didn't work, networking didn't work. And then the endless task of getting things to work under OS/2 starts. Now, why was it again that Win95 blew it out of the water? By the way, Parallels comes with a CD image with OS/2 (and many other OS's) drivers, but I could see a way to install them in the live CD session. Parallels emulates very common hardware (like most VM's do), so I imagine many people will have similar results. Nice looking desktop, though. Reminded me of IceWM.

Reply Score: 1

rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Windows 95 blew it out of the water in the long term because of mindshare and preloads, but OS/2 was still the top selling retail product for a couple of months after Windows 95's launch. In the short term, it actually did quite well.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: Now I remember...
by on Fri 14th Oct 2005 09:09 in reply to "Now I remember..."
Member since:

>I installed it in a Parallels virtual machine (very much like vmware, much cheaper!), and booted it up. Sound didn't work, networking didn't work.
Aren't those problems Parallels's problems ?

> And then the endless task of getting things to work under OS/2 starts.
Againg - what about Parallels ?

Reply Parent Score: 0

RE: Now I remember...
by on Fri 21st Oct 2005 19:03 in reply to "Now I remember..."
Member since:

If you drove a moped on the expressway, many would say you were crazy or and idiot. If you then complained that when large trucks passed by, that the wind they pushed made your moped hard to handle, many would say you are stupid.

Knoppix, QNX demo and eComStation demo are intended to be booted from a removable drives (CD or Floppy Diskettes). If you install them in a virtual machine and then complain about the performance of the operating systems, what do people think of you?

Reply Parent Score: 0