Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd May 2011 22:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OS/2 and eComStation Yes, it's still being updated. OS/2 eComStation 2.1 has been released by Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV. The market for eComStation may not be particularly huge, but it still has its niches here and there. Since there might be folks here that aren't in the know: eComStation is the commercial continuation of IBM's OS/2, developed to support modern hardware.
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Ridiculously Overpriced
by cmchittom on Tue 24th May 2011 12:58 UTC
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2011-03-18

Who set the pricing on this "Home and Student" edition? $149[1] is ridiculous, when for $50 more you can get Windows 7 Home Premium [2] straight from Microsoft—not to mention any number of Linux distributions or BSDs for free.

I have no quibbles of course about the business version—businesses who still need something to run their OS/2 software on will be glad to have it at $259.

[1] http://www.ecomstation.biz/cgi-bin/db2www/biz_art2.d2w/report?catna...
[2] http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.2166... /list.true

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RE: Ridiculously Overpriced
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 13:15 in reply to "Ridiculously Overpriced"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think the problem w.r.t. price is IBM, not Mensys or Serenity Systems.

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RE[2]: Ridiculously Overpriced
by cmchittom on Tue 24th May 2011 13:22 in reply to "RE: Ridiculously Overpriced"
cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

You're very likely right. Still, then, why bother having a "Home and Student" version? Seems like that money would be better spent marketing the business version.

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