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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RE: Ridiculously Overpriced
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 13:15 UTC 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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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

I don't think it's over priced and I gladly pay that much for it. They aren't trying to spread it around like wild fire, they are just trying to keep afloat.

Given, if they dropped the price it likely would have more people checking it out, but still.

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RE[3]: Ridiculously Overpriced
by Adurbe on Wed 25th May 2011 19:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Ridiculously Overpriced"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

If students learn how to use a new OS it can only be a good thing in my view. Its these same students that will one day be in the position of CHOOSING the os a business buys.

I would argue, that for long-term longevity, they should concentrate More on the student editions. Basically making it as 'disposably cheap' as possible so more people can have a taste for it.

My university was very good at making us use multiple OS for different kinds of tasks. It might have felt a bit pointless at the time (everyone used windows for everything it seemed) but kindled my interest in such things, leading me to sites like OSNews ;)

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